Bolangir: A 35-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant near Dhauradadar village under Agalpur block in Bolangir district today. The deceased has been identified as Sriram Biswal of the same village.
Biswal, who had gone to his farmland this morning, was trying to drive a herd of jumbos away from his paddy fields when a pachyderm attacked him. Biswal died on the spot.
On intimation, forest department officials reached the spot and took stock of the situation. Meanwhile, a case of unnatural death into the incident was registered and a probe initiated.
Reportedly, the Forest department has provided Rs 40,000 and the district Red Cross also provided Rs 10,000 as compensation to the deceased person’s family.