Elephant kills man

8 Nov 2018

An elephant killed his mahout in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary in Angul district Thursday, the police said. The victim was identified as Sudhir Pradhan (45). The incident took place near Purunakot Forest Range office where Pradhan had gone to feed the elephant named 'Yoshoda'. While feeding, the female elephant suddenly picked him up with her trunk and slammed him on the ground killing him on the spot, the police said. The forest officials later controlled the elephant. The forest department had brought 'Yashoda' from the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary to the Satkosia Sanctuary on October three. (PTI)