Man killed in elephant attack in Cuttack

Cuttack: A 55-year-old man was killed by a wild elephant at Narasinghpur block in Cuttack district on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Binod Barada.

Irate over the rising incidents of elephant attacks, locals detained officials of the forest department after they reached to the spot to take stock of the situation.

The villagers are demanding compensation for the family of the deceased.

Sources said the incident occurred when Binod of Khairipanga village in Baramba block was guarding a cashew plantation area at Chaila.

Though three more persons were present at the spot, Binod came in the way of pachyderm.

According to reports, Binod died on the spot after being attacked by the elephant.