Man trampled to death by elephant

 
The deceased has been identified as Devasegowda (50). It is said that a wild elephant suddenly attacked Devasegowda, Karaboojegowda and Nanjunda, who were grazing their cattle at D B Kuppe forest range on Saturday.

While Devasegowda was trampled to death, Karaboojegowda and Nanjunda managed to escape and ran to their village and informed the villagers.

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 Learning about the incident, the Department officials searched for the body of Devasegowda upto 10 pm on Saturday and found the body only at around 7 am on Sunday. Deputy Conservator of Forests Chandrashekar, Zonal officer A V Satish visited the spot and informed the police.

A case has been registered. Police handed over the body  to the family of Devasegowda after post mortem.

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