Dhenkanal, Feb 9: A farmer was killed by an elephant at Manianali village under Rasol police limits in the district, police said on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Rabinarayan Rout. The incident took place when he had gone to the haystack at his backyard. The elephant had entered into the backyard to eat paddy.
Rout tried to flee from the spot after he encountered the pachyderm but in-vain. The wild animal attacked him. The family members rushed to the spot hearing his scream following which the elephant ventured into deep forest. However, Rout was found dead.
Police and forest officials reached the spot being informed about the incident and launched probe into the incident.