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Man Killed by Wild Elephant While Trying to Click Selfie with it in Chhattisgarh


A 21-year-old man was trampled to dying by a wild elephant at a village in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district on Sunday when he was attempting to take a selfie with the animal, a forest official mentioned.

The incident befell within the morning in Gudhyari village below Sarangarh forest vary when the deceased, recognized as Manohar Patel, and his three buddies have been attempting to click on a selfie with the elephant, mentioned Pranay Mishra, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Raigarh forest division.

An enormous crowd of native residents had gathered within the village when the forest officers have been attempting to ward off the elephant into the jungle space, he mentioned.

In the meantime, Patel and his three buddies went near the pachyderm whereas taking photos with the animal on their telephones.

“The elephant suddenly charged towards them, following which three of them managed to escape from the spot while the jumbo caught hold of Patel and trampled him to death,” he mentioned.

On being alerted, forest and police personnel reached the spot and shifted the physique for autopsy, he added. The kin of the deceased have been given an instantaneous aid quantity of Rs 25,000, the official mentioned.

In response to forest officers, it was the identical feminine elephant that had attacked and killed an aged girl in Malda village of the realm on Friday. This elephant had entered Sarangarh space from Saraipali forest of neighbouring Mahasamund district together with its calf a few days again.

It was apparently in a really foul temper because it was separated from its calf on Sunday, they mentioned.

Forest personnel have been attempting to unite the 2 and guarantee their protected passage to the deep forest, they added. A number of incidents of human-elephant battle have been reported up to now from the thick forested northern Chhattisgarh, consisting of Surguja, Surajpur, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur, Balrampur and Korea districts. The area has witnessed a number of killings of villagers and widespread injury to homes and crops by rogue elephants.

A number of incidents of human-elephant battle have been reported up to now from the thick forested northern Chhattisgarh, consisting of Surguja, Surajpur, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur, Balrampur and Korea districts.

The area has witnessed a number of killings of villagers and widespread injury to homes and crops by rogue elephants.



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