Angul: A farmer of Athmallik sub-division was reportedly killed after being attacked by an elephant last night.
The incident occurred at Kalampur village under Athmallik sub-division in the district here.
The deceased farmer has been identified as Bhaskar Bhukta. He had been to his paddy field last night to keep a watch on it when the mishap took place and he died on the spot.
Following the shocking incident, tension erupted among the locals who demanded compensation and protection from the menace.
The local police and forest officials rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the peeved public.