Drunk man trampled to death by elephant in Odisha’s Sundargarh

Sundargarh: A 50-year-old man was trampled to death by a tusker at Deobhubanpur village under Ujalpur Forest Range in Odisha’s Sundargarh district, late last night when he was sleeping after liquor consumption.

The deceased has been identified as Dharo Barla. He was sleeping at the verandah of his house in an inebriated state when the elephant lifted him with its trunk and crushed him to death on the spot.

The pachyderm also broke the wall of the house. Locals this morning spotted the body near the damaged house.

On being informed, Forest officials reached the spot, recovered the body and started investigation.

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