Dhenkanal: An elderly man was killed in an elephant attack at Gadapalasuni village under Parjang police limits in Dhenkanal district late last night.
The deceased has been identified as Narayan Nayak.
According to sources, Narayan was at his farmland to guard his crops when the pachyderm charged at him and flung him in the air leaving him with critical injuries.
While he was immediately rescued and admitted to Parjang hospital, he was later shifted to Kamakhyanagar hospital after his health condition deteriorated. He succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital, sources said.