Youth killed in elephant attack in Odisha

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balasore, Aug 27:

In a shocking incident, a youth was killed in an elephant attack on Friday night in Odisha’s Balasore district.

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The deceased has been identified as Jatia Manik (32), son of Ratnakar Manik, of Kutirpal village under Khaira police limits in the district.

According to reports, the victim was attacked by a pachyderm at around 11:30 pm yesterday while he was out of his house for some personal engagement.

Jatia died as he sustained severe injuries on his head and hand, reports added.

Footprints on the scene indicated that a herd of elephants has ventured into the human habitation after crossing a nearby hill.

Forest officials and police have started a probe into the incident.

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