Rourkela, Dec 1 (LocalWire): A forty-year-old man was allegedly killed in an elephant attack in Tamda forest range under Bonei forest division of Sundargarh district, said police on Saturday.
A team of forest officials along with local police reached the spot on Saturday morning and recovered the dead body.
According to police sources, Sukadeb Patra, a farmer of Kuleibaga village under Tamara forest range, was storing paddy collected from his land around 9 pm on Friday.
He came in front of an elephant on his way home. The tusker allegedly picked him up with its trunk and threw him on the ground as he tried to run away from the animal.
Patra died on the spot, said the police.
“After conducting the post-mortem examination of the body, we have returned it to his family members for his last rites,” said P K Sethi, Range Officer, Tamda forest range.
“We have also given Rs. 50,000 to his family members, as an advance amount towards compensation against elephant victim and the remaining Rs. 3.5 lakhs would be paid to them after completion of formalities,” Sethi added.