Jumbo menace: Man trampled to death in Mysuru district

Jumbo menace: Man trampled to death in Mysuru district

In two separate incidents, a man was found trampled to death and a woman was injured in wild elephant attacks at Periyapatna and Sargur taluks of Mysuru district on Friday.

A man, said to be aged around 45 years and whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was trampled to death by an elephant on the side of Gonikoppa-Hunsur Main Road, near Alluru village, under Anechowkuru range, Periyapatna taluk, on Thursday night. His body was found on Friday morning.

The Forest Department is making all efforts to identify the deceased person. The incident has left the residents of surrounding villages jittery. 

Lone tusker trouble

A woman, who was on a morning walk, sustained injuries as a lone tusker attacked her unexpectedly near a workshop on the Kabini Left Bank Canal, at Sargur on Friday morning. The incident caused panic among the residents of the surrounding villages.

The injured woman is Lakshmamma. The elephant pushed her with its trunk. In the melee, her head rammed against a pole of a fence. She has been admitted to a hospital for treatment.

The tusker is on the move, creating anxiety among the villagers. The Forest Department officials swung into action and tried to chase it into the forest with the help of tamed elephants Gopalaswamy and Krishna.

The tusker, which moved around Magudilu, Beechanahalli, Agathuru, Sagare and other villages since morning was camping at a farm at Yadugiri, near Sargur, on Friday evening.

ACF Paramesh said hundreds of people gathered near the Kapila river to watch it swimming in the river and the crowd hindered the effort to drive it into the forest.