Pallahara, Apr 4: With no respite in sight from the human-animal conflict over dwelling place, a youth has been trampled to death by a wild tusker in Jamardiha village under Pallahara forest area in Angul district on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as Narendra Behera (30), a resident of the same locality.
As per the report, Narendra had been to attend nature’s call to a bushy area located in the vicinity of his village in the wee hours today when the jumbo attack took place.
A wild tusker which had sneaked into the area in search of food in the previous night pounced on the victim to trample to death.
Getting intimation on the incident from some locals Forest Department officials rushed to the spot and seized the body for autopsy. Later, they launched efforts to drive away the jumbo from the forest located near the village.