Human-Animal Conflict: Elephant Tramples Man To Death In Rourkela

Rourkela: A man was trampled to death by an elephant at Kultuli basti of Jharbeda village under Kuanrmunda range here on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Naveen Kerketta.

According to reports, Kerketta was sleeping in his house when a wild jumbo strayed into the basti and damaged his house and crushed him to death.

The deceased was identified as Naveen Karketta.

The animal strayed into the human settlements in search of food. Later, it damaged Karketta’s house and attacked him while while sleeping.

Being informed about the incident, forest personnel and police rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.

On Wednesday night, a similar incident was reported from Katepur under Bisra police limits in the district when a man identified as George
Lugun died after being attacked by an elephant. The incident took place when Lugun went nearer to the tusker while trying to drive it
away from the locality with the help of local people and forest officials.

According to reports, the mishap took place early in the morning while Kerketta was sleeping in his house. A wild jumbo strayed into the basti and damaged his house and crushed him to death. Kerketa died on the spot.

Forest officials reached the spot and expedited efforts to disperse wild elephants present in the nearby forest areas to avert any further eventuality.

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