Dhenkanal Farmer Trampled To Death, Irate Locals Block Road

Dhenkanal: Tension prevailed in Barapada area in the district here today morning following the death of an elderly farmer who was allegedly trampled by elephant last night.

As per reports, the enraged villagers blocked the Dhenkanal-Bhuban stretch of road near Barapada demanding compensation and alleging callous attitude of the Forest department in curbing elephant menace.

The deceased has been identified as Rabinarayan Biswal.

Reports said that Biswal encountered the jumbo menace near his native village Mugupada under Sadangi Forest Range limits last night when he was returning home from his paddy field.