A 62-year-old man was killed in Birapada this morning in a wild elephant attack.
The name of the deceased is Kumar Rana. He was a resident of Bich Line Basti of Ramjoda Tea Plantation under Lankapada Range of Birapara.
According to the information, the elderly had gone out of the house for a morning walk, as usual. After a little distance past his home, a wild elephant suddenly attacked him. The elderly was seriously injured in the attack. With the help of locals, he was being taken to the hospital where he died on the way.
Meanwhile, after getting information about the incident, Birapada police reached the spot and sent the body to the hospital for post-mortem. At the same time, Wild Life Warden Seema Choudhury has given the assurance of providing compensation to the victim’s family by describing the incident as tragic.