Youth killed in elephant attack in Rourkela

Rourkela: A youth was trampled to death by two wild elephants under the Kuanrmunda forest range in Sundergarh district. The deceased has been identified as Siba Charan Kumbhar of Lanchoi village.

According to reports, the incident took place when Siba was returning to home from a nearby market on Saturday. He was then rushed to the Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela where he succumbed to his injuries.

Later, the body of Siba was handed over to his family after a post-mortem.

Meanwhile, resentment is brewing among locals as there has been a rise in the incidents of man-animal conflict in the region.

Particularly, the elephant menace has been rampant in the district as five persons have already been killed in separate incidents this month.