Man killed in jumbo attack

A wild elephant trampled a worker to death at a plantation in Halasur of Alur taluk Tuesday morning.

The victim, Subbaiah, 62, from Virajpet in Kodagu, was working as ‘writer’ (accountant) in the plantation belonging to Gopal for the past 18 years.

At 8.30 am, he was on his way to take attendance of the workers when the elephant emerged out of a bush, tossed him in the air and trampled him to death. The elephant also attacked Neelamma, another worker.

Subbaiah sustained injuries on his leg and abdomen. He died while being shifted to a hospital near Kanadalli. Neelamma was treated at the government hospital in Hassan. On receiving the information, legislator H K Kumaraswamy and Deputy Conservator of Forests Pallavi Akurati visited Subbaiah’s family and handed over a cheque for Rs two lakh as ex-gratia to his wife and two daughters.

They also promised to give a compensation of Rs three lakh soon.

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