The deceased has been identified as Mahuli Pradhan of Karanda village under Rasol police station limits in the district.
As per reports, the incident occurred when Pradhan went to his agricultural field at the village-end early in the morning. A herd of elephants strayed into the village and attacked the elderly man. He reportedly died on the spot.
On being informed, local Police and Forest officials reached the village and started investigation into the matter.
“The body was sent to a hospital for post-mortem. It will be handed to the family members after autopsy,” police said.
Locals said that at least four people were trampled to death by wild elephants in the locality in last three weeks. Yesterday, a youth of nearby village was killed in the elephant attack.
Meanwhile, the locals demanded adequate financial compensation for the kin of the deceased person.