The camp management committee of Beldangi camp performed Ganesh Puja based on the Hindu culture to get rid of wild elephants, Tuesday.
Representatives from various aid agencies, Armed Police Force and UNHCR, among others were present during the puja, informed Camp Secretary Dhan Bir Subba.
“All means that we have been applying to chase away wild elephants seemed ineffective. Thus, we decided to choose this option,” said Subba.
The puja was performed in Hamse Dumse Community Forest from where wild elephants mostly enter into the camps.
Dozens of huts have been destroyed by wild animals so far. At least three exiled Bhutanese were killed by wild elephants last year.
Reported by Shekhar Rizal from Beldangi-II for BNS