Elephant kills forest dept driver
Forest Department officials had gone to the village to drive away the elephants on receiving complaints regarding elephants destroying standing crops. There were about 20 elephants including six babies.
The forest personnel had nearby driven away the herd of elephants. But an elephant attacked Ganesh from the hind who died on the spot. The forest department has sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs.2 lakhs for the family of Ganesh Hota.