A farmer was injured after an elephant attacked him on the fringes of the forest near Agumbe village on wee hours of Thursday.
The doctors said that Mr. Naik’s health condition is stable.
It is said that the same tusker, which trampled to death a farmer in Malandur village near Agumbe in April 2014, attacked Mr. Naik.
Mohammed Shafi, Range Forest Officer, told The Hindu that following the incident the forest near Agumbe was combed by the personnel of the department, but the elephant remained elusive.
The department will take due steps to avoid the movement of the elephant near human habitats. The farmers in the vicinity are directed not to venture to their agriculture land in the dark, he said.