Farmer Trampled To Death By Elephant


Burdwan: An elderly farmer was trampled to death by an elephant at Kashpur this morning, police said, adding the animal has been moving around and creating panic among the locals in the district.

The incident occurred when a herd of five elephants attacked two farmers working in the fields this morning. While one person escaped, his brother Anil Bagdi (64) was trampled to death by one of the jumbos, a police officer said.

Forest guards are trying to drive away the elephant to the nearby forest, he said.

Meanwhile, one of the five elephants that killed four persons in Manteshwar police station area died when tranquiliser shots were fired at him last night, DFO Ajay Kumar Das said.

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