Elephant crushes two to death in Odisha’s Khordha
Khordha: An elephant trampled two persons to death at Jaritapur under Tangi block of Odisha’s Khordha district, late last night.
The deceased were identified as Krushna Chandra Pradhan and Laxmidhar Behera.
According to reports, the two had gone to their farmlands to keep a watch on the crops, during which they saw the pachyderm destroying the crops.
As the two tried to ward off the jumbo, it attacked them and crushed the duo to death.
Tension ran high in the locality after the tragic incident as irate locals demanded compensation for the families of the deceased from the Forest Department.
On being informed, concerned Forest officials reached the place and started an investigation into the incident.