Baripada: An elephant trampled an elderly man to death near Rajabasa forest under Baripada Forest Division in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district today.
The deceased has been identified as Chaturbhuja Nayak (60). The mishap took place when he had gone out of his house to attend nature’s call this morning.
According to reports, as many as five elephants had strayed into the forest last last night panicking locals of the nearby residential areas.
On being informed, Forest Department officials reached the spot and initiated investigation.