Bhubaneswar: In another incident of man-animal conflict, a man and his wife were critically injured as they were attacked by an elephant at Sabadega Himiripur village under the Sundargarh Sadar Forest Range in Odisha last night.
According to reports, Kumarmani Sahoo and his wife were sleeping when a pachyderm entered into their house, dragged them out and dashed them to the ground.
The critically injured couple were first rushed to a nearby forest. However, Kumarmani was later shifted to the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR).
A state of fear has prevailed in the village following the incident. Villagers have informed forest officials about the incident and urged them to ensure that the pachyderm is driven away to a distant forest.