Man killed in elephant attack

A man was killed in an elephant attack near Srinivaspura Colony in Chamarajanagar taluk on Thursday.

Police said Kumbegowda, 56, had entered the forest on Wednesday to collect firewood and was killed while he was returning. Family members of Kumbegowda were alarmed when he did not return home on Wednesday. A search party found his body on Thursday.

Mohammed Muzammil, Range Forest Officer of Punajanuru range of the Biligiriranganatha Tiger Reserve has confirmed the attack leading to the death.

MLA Puttaranga Shetty visited the family of the deceased and gave them an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh from the Forest department.

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