Dhenkanal: A youth was critically injured when a wild elephant attacked him at Govindpur village in this district today.
The injured youth has been identified as Prashant Rout, a resident of the same village.
Reports said, Rout has visited his farmland in the early morning when the jumbo attacked him. The local rescued him and rushed him to a nearby hospital.
After his condition deteriorated he was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.
Later,the locals blocked the National Highway-55 and demanded compensation for the injured.