Dhenkanal: Septuagenarian trampled to death

Dhenkanal: A septuagenarian was trampled to death by an elephant at Khatuahata village under Pandua police outpost in Dhenkanal district early this morning.

The deceased has been identified as Kartika Sahu (75).

According to sources, the incident took place while Kartika went outside his house at around 5.30 AM today in order to relieve himself when he encountered a pachyderm. However, before, the elderly man could flee the spot, the jumbo attacked him.

Later, his family members rushed him to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) where he died while undergoing treatment.

Following this, Dhenkanal Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Prakash Chand Gogineni said that the family members of the deceased will be provided with a compensation of Rs 40,000.