KRISHNAGIRI: Efforts by the forest officials to push the elephant herd into the forests went in vain for the third day on Wednesday.

D. Arun, District Forest Officer, told The Hindu that the herd, which came out from the Poyyappatti hills around 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday through Karadithittu, was pushed through the already planned path i.e. via Keelanaur with torch lights and fire balls.