Elephant tramples man to death

Elephant tramples man to death

A 68-year-old man was trampled to death by an elephant in Bannahalli near Kodihalli in Ramanagaram district in the early hours of Friday. The police identified the deceased as Channagiri Gowda, a resident of Bannahalli. Around 5 am, Gowda, who noticed the elephant destroying his crops, tried to chase it away. The elephant charged at Gowda and trampled him.

A villager who saw Gowda’s body, alerted the Kodihalli police and Gowda’s family. Forest department officials are camping in the area to capture the elephant. Villagers said this was not the first sighting of elephants. A few weeks ago, an elephant had strayed into another farmer’s land, the police added. A case has been registered.

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