Dhenkanal, Feb 4: In a tragic incident in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district, a mason was killed on Saturday evening by a tusker.
The incident took place at Bihrikhunti village under the Neulapoi GP limit.
The deceased has been identified as Bipin Mohanty, a native of the Birhikhunti village.
According to reports, Mohanty was chased by a tusker near Neulapoi panchayat while he was coming back to his home on his scooter.With a bid to save himself from death, Mohanty ran into a field leaving his scooter behind on the road. However, he was chased and trampled to death by the tusker, despite a chasing operation by a crowd.
Following the incident, locals blocked the Dhenkanal-Joranda road at Neulapoi which was lifted after the interventions of the forest authorities and district administration.