Man trampled to death by elephant

Cuttack: A farmer was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Badasamantarapur here under Choudwar-Tangi block on Friday.

The deceased identified as Pramod Khatua was attacked by the jumbo when he was returning from his farm carrying paddy.

In a separate incident, another youth was injured in the jumbo attack at Santanibati village under the same block. He was admitted to SCB Medical college and hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the villagers have demanded adequate compensation to the deceased’s family and medical expenses for the injured.

Notably, a herd of 30 elephants has been wrecking havoc in Athgarh and Choudwar forest division for last few days.