C’garh: Elderly man trampled to death by wild elephant (Korba District, India)


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A 75-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Kartala forests range of Chhattisgarh’s Korba district, officials said today.

Two persons have died in attacks by tuskers in the past six day days in the region.

Devcharan Rathiya came face-to-face with the elephant last night at his village Pidia under Korba forest division, said Forest Range Officer (Kartala Range) Amir Khan.

After having dinner at his house, Rathiya was heading towards his relative’s place in the village along with other villagers when the tusker stormed there.

He tried to escape from the spot but the pachyderm held him by its trunk and slammed him several times on the ground, resulting in his death, he said.

However, other villagers somehow managed to escape and saved their lives.

Forest officials and police team reached the village this morning.

The kin of the deceased have been given relief amount of Rs 25,000, the officer said adding the remaining compensation of Rs 3.75 lakh will be disbursed soon after completing the necessary process.

On June 30, a villager Ramcharan was killed by elephants near Botli village in the same Kartala area of Korba.

The thick forested northern Chhattisgarh, comprising Surguja, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur and Korea districts, are notorious for human-elephant conflict incidents.

The region has witnessed several killings of tribals and widespread damages to houses and crops by rogue elephant in past years.