Reported by Malay Ray
Rourkela, Sep 13:
In yet another incident of elephant attack in Odisha’s Sundargarh district, a 50-year old man was trampled to death by a tusker in Thumabuda reserve forest under Hatibari police station of Sundargarh district on Sunday morning.
Forest officials recovered body of the deceased on Sunday afternoon and informed Hatibari police officials for post-mortem.
Sources said a person identified as Raj Kumar Naik (50), a resident under Hatibari police station, had been to
Tumabuda reserve forest on Sunday morning to collect wood and mushroom. While he was returning, a tusker reportedly came in front of him and crushed him to death.
After some time, when forest officials noticed the body, they informed Birmitrapur forest range officer J.Oram. He went to the spot and the forest officials recovered the body of Raj Kumar Naik on Sunday afternoon.
According to forest officials, a compensation of Rs.10000/- has been given to family members of deceased for his cremation.
“We have given Rs.10000/- to family members of the deceased and the rest Rs.2.90 lacs will be given to them after completion of al formalities by them.” said J.Oram, Forest Range Officer, Birmitrapur.