Kamakhyanagar, Mar 30: A policeman sustained critical injuries after an elephant attacked him near Kadalipala village in Dhenkanal district in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The victim has been identified as Hrushikesh Nayak, a constable of Odisha Auxiliary Police Force (OAPF) and presently posted in Tumusinga police station.
According to locals, Nayak was returning home from his duty when the elephant attacked him near the village. However, he managed to escape from the spot in a critical condition.
Later, he was admitted to a nearby hospital and then shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as his condition deteriorated.