Elephant Tramples Man To Death In Odisha’s Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In another instance of man-animal conflict, a man was trampled to death by an elephant at Kadamdihi in Keonjhar district on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Budhhuram Munda.

According to the sources, Budhuram was in his paddy field when he was attacked by an elephant.

On being informed, the Forest Department officials reached the spot and started investigation into the incident.

In a similar incident, on November 16, an elderly man was trampled to death by an elephant at Palasahi village of Parajang block in Dhenkanal district.

The deceased has been identified as Bauri Sahu, a farmer.

According to sources, the mishap took place when he had gone to his field. Due to fog, he could not see the elephant, which lifted him up with its truck and crushed him to death.

On being informed, Mahabirod Forest Range Officer Suresh Behera reached the spot and started investigation.

On  November 7, an elderly man died in an elephant attack near Rubina, about 45 km from Keonjhar district.

The deceased was identified as Harihara Nayak (60) of Kendughati village in Banspal block.

He was attacked by the elephant herd while returning to his village at around 4.30 pm near Rubina, bordering Bhuyan Juang Pirha range and Champua range, said a forest officer.

Forest official could not retrieve the body immediately with a dozen elephants continuing to stay put in the area.

On November 5, three persons including two girl students were injured in an elephant attack at Pandua village in Dhenkanal district.


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