Keonjhar: Man critical in elephant attack

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Keonjhar: A man sustained injuries after being attacked by a wild elephant in Kundeihata village under Telkoi block in Keonjhar district last night.

The victim has been identified as Bijay Pradhan of the same village.

According to sources, Bijay was part of a group that was chasing the jumbo away from human habitat after it ventured into the village. However, provoked over the human interference, the pachyderm ran towards the group and wrapped Bijay with its trunk before tossing him in the air.

Later, he was rescued by some locals who rushed him to Keonjhar district headquarters hospital. Doctors have stated his health condition to be critical, sources said.

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