65-Year-Old Man Who Was Defecating In Forest Crushed To Death By Herd Of Elephants In India

Mayurbhanj, Odisha:  A 65-year-old man was crushed by a herd of elephants in the Macchua forest area of Mayurbhanj.

Officials said the man went out to the forest to defecate when the incident happened.

On October 1, 2019, the man went to defecate in the Macchua Forest, which is located near their village and was trapped by the passing elephants.

The elephants crushed the man to death, his body was recovered by the villagers.

Villagers went to protest, and demanded compensation for the family of the man.

According to the villagers, 30 elephants had entered the Machhua Forest.

The villagers believe the elephants came from a sanctuary in Jharkhand.

Swayam Mallick, the Divisional Forest Officer of Baripada, came to the village and promised that the family of the man will receive Rs. 4,00,000.

The forest officials also gave Rs. 40,000 to the family of the man for the funeral expenses.

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