Man trampled to death by wild elephant in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Adding to the ongoing jumbo menace in the State, a wild elephant trampled a man to death in Guagaria village under Hindol forest range last night.

The deceased has been identified as Bhaskar Behera (45) of Bampa village under the same police limits.

As per the report, Bhaskar who had been to a bank located in Babandh area last afternoon to search his wife, who hadn’t return home till late in the night came across a wild elephant near a forested area. The jumbo reportedly lifted him with its trunk and slammed on the ground before trampling.

Locals found Bhaskar’s body lying in the forest today morning and called up forest officials.

The victim’s kin will be granted compensation as per the existing provision for jumbo attack victims, said a forest official.

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