Dhenkanal: Farmer Trampled To Death, Son Escapes

Dhenkanal: A farmer was trampled to death by a wild elephant while his son had a close shave at Kandarasinga village under Mahaveer Road forest range here in Dhenkanal district.

The deceased has been identified as Niranjan Swain.

According to sources, the incident occurred while Niranjan and his son was returning from his land when the tusker appeared suddenly on their way and attacked them.

While the animal trampled the man, his son ran away to the village area.

Forest officials rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.

On the other hand, the family members of the deceased have demanded adequate compensation.