“As the jumbo trampled his chest, Radhakrishnan could not make an attempt to escape from the scene,” said the official, adding, “Another man who was accompanying him escaped from the scene and immediately informed the forest officials.”
After the postmortem operation at Gudalur government hospital, the body of the victim was handed over to his family members.
“The initial compensation of Rs.25, 000 was handed over to the family of the deceased,” said the forest official. He further said, “The balance compensation of Rs.2.75 lakh will be handed over after the procedural formalities are over.” Gudalur range of forests, located adjacent to the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR), is known for significant population of elephants.
This is the second death reported in the Nilgiris due to elephant attack in the Nilgiris in the past three weeks.