Elephant herd goes on rampage, kills one, injures 2 others

Elephant herd goes on rampage, kills one, injures 2 others

A herd of elephants roaming about in the forests around Channagiri taluk in Davangere district has gone on a rampage, killed one man and injured two others on Friday morning.

Police said Eshwara Naika, a farmer was killed by the elephant that gored him with its tusks near Hosanagara village while he was busy working in his fields. The Basavapatna police have registered a case.

In a related incident, police said Ganesh (42) was attacked by a tusker while cutting grass at Tyavanige village, Channagiri taluk.

The animal gored Ganesh in the stomach. His relative Jagadish who was with him escaped. Ganesh has been admitted to a local hospital.

A third man Ashok was also attacked by a pachyderm. He sustained minor injuries.

Forest department sources said that the herd of elephants are headed for the Joldal forests.

 

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