Angul: A minor boy was killed, another injured in an elephant attack at Mandua village under Chhendipada Forest Range in Angul district late Friday.
The deceased has been identified as Srikant Rout (13) and the injured Chandan Sahoo (17).
According to sources, the incident took place when Srikant and Chandan had gone to a field near their village to attend nature’s call. A wild elephant attacked them in the field.
Later, villagers rescued the two boys in critical condition and admitted in a nearby hospital where doctors declared Srikant dead. Chandan was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as his condition deteriorated.
Meanwhile, the villagers gheraoed Chhendipada Range Office, demanding compensation for the deceased Srikant’s family.