Jumbo tramples youth to death in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: With no respite in sight from human-animal conflict in the State, a wild elephant trampled a youth to death in Garposh area under Bamara block of Sambalpur district on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Sunil Eka of Mahulamunda village.

As per the report, Sunil who had been to the neighbouring Dumbermunda village this morning was returning home when the jumbo attack took place. The victim confronted a herd of wild elephants which had sneaked into the village and got crushed to death by it immediately.

Angry villagers staged a protest at the spot after the death news spread and demanded compensation to the next of kin of the deceased.

Forest officials have reached the spot to take stock of the situation.

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