District News

2 elderly men trampled to death by wild elephant

By Nihar Beura

December 2017

KalingaTV News Network

Bhawanipatna: At least two elderly persons were killed in wild elephant attack in Terlo village under Narla South Forest Range in Kalahandi district last night.

The deceased duo has been identified as Meta Majhi and Pitambara Majhi of Terlo village.

Meta and Pitambar who visited a market located in a neighbouring village to sell forest produces were returning home riding a bicycle in the evening, when the attack took place. A wild elephant chased them in a forest road near the village before trampling to death.

Locals recovered the bodies of the victims from the forest this morning and informed their family members. They demanded a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of each victim.

“As per the government provision family members of each elephant attack victims are entitled to get a compensatory amount of Rs 3 lakh”, said Antaryami Das, Ranger Narla Forest Range after visiting the spot.

“The amount could be given to the victim’s kin only after postmortem, police investigation and forest official reports are submitted to the district administration by them with an application”, he added.