Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Barang, Jan 8:
A staff of Nandankanan zoo near Barang on the outskirts of Odisha capital was seriously injured after he was attacked by a female elephant.
According to reports, Arjuna Khamari (41), alias Babuli, a mahunta (trainer) and employee of the zoo, had gone inside the elephant enclosure this morning when Yashoda, a female elephant, suddenly attacked him.
As Khamari cried for help, the zoo staff rushed to the spot and rescued him.
Khamari, who sustained serious injuries on his waist, was rushed to the Capital Hospital for treatment.
“I had gone inside the enclosure to treat Basanti, an ailing elephant, when Yashoda suddenly attacked me with her trunk and kicked me with her leg,” Khamari told OST while undergoing treatment at the hospital.