Dhenkanal, Oct 15: A man was trampled to death by an elephant in a village of Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Sunday.
The deceased is a farmer who was identified as Ranjit Rout of Mangalpur village under Kantabania police limits.
Sources said, Rout had gone to his farm paddy field to check the status of the crop following the march of a herd of elephants through his paddy field. Meanwhile, a tusker trampled him to death.
On being informed, a team from Kantabania police station went to Mangalpur and sent the farmer’s body for post-mortem. While the police have registered a case of unnatural death, the villagers have demanded compensation for his family.