Two estate workers have been trampled to death by an elephant near
Pandalur, about 80 km from here, in separate incidents, police said
Manisekhar was returning home from a shop near a private estate in
Attikunna, around 10.30 pm yesterday, when an elephant attacked and
trampled him to death, they said.
Some workers alerted police and forest department officials, police
said. As angry villagers prevented the officials from moving the body
to the hospital, senior district officials rushed to the spot and
managed to pacify them, following which the body was shifted to
Gudalur Government Hospital.
Even as villagers were arguing with forest department officials on the
increasing menace of elephants, body of another estate worker, Karnan,
was found lying some distance away from Attikunna, around 12 pm today,
forest department officials said.
Officials said he was also trampled to death by an elephant. Some 200
shops downed shutters in Pandalur, demanding immediate measures to
prevent man-animal conflict.