18 January 2020
Khurda: A wild tusker trampled two elderly to death and left another critical in Begunia block of Khurda district, today early morning. The tusker also caused widespread damage to property in its path.
The deceased have been identified as Haja’s Bansidhar Chualsingh and Kalarajhar’s Sanatan Pradhan. Brajabandhu Sahu suffered injuries in the attack.
As per reports, the trio were out in open attending nature’s call when they were attacked by the elephant. The tusker is part of a herd passing through.
The herd has reportedly damaged several houses too.
Demanding compensation and necessary action to prevent elephant attack in future, angry locals blocked Ranapur-Jankia road.