Odishatv Bureau

Dhenkanal: Selfie mania turned dangerous as a man got seriously injured after being attacked by a wild tusker while capturing a picture in Dhenkanal district today.

As per sources, a herd of wild jumbos had wreaked panic in Masania village under Khadagprasad gram panchayat for the last two days.

Despite the threat, a local identified as Abhisekh Nayak went to one of the wild elephants to click a selfie with him. Getting intimidated, the tusker chased Abhisekh and attacked him.

During the encounter, Abhisekh sustained severe injuries and was later rescued from the spot. He was rushed to the district headquarters hospital at Dhenkanal and later shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

(With PTI inputs)