A farmer in Boalkhali upazila of Chattogram on Saturday filed a general diary against three elephants that broke a traditional paddy silo in his yard and devoured around one and a half tonnes of paddy.
Farmer Nipul Kumar Sen from Jaisthapura village of the upazila said that three wild elephants broke the silo on 23 November at around 4am and devoured the paddy.
Nipun said the estimated market value of the paddy is Tk45,000.
Local union parishad Chairman Mohammad Mokaram said wild elephants often come down from the hills and damage crops in the locality.
"I have come to know about the incident of farmer Nipul Kumar. Locals have chased the elephants out of the area," he added.
Confirming The Business Standard about the general diary, Boalkhali police station Officer-in-charge Mohammad Abdul Karim said they were looking into the matter.