Chikmagalur: A person, on his way to cast his vote, was trampled to death by an elephant at Phalguni village in Mudigere taluk on Sunday morning.

The deceased Nasir Khan (60), an agriculture labourer, had left his residence after telling his wife that he was going out to vote. He is survived by his wife. The couple had no children.

Deputy Conservator of Forests Raviraj Narayan visited the spot after receiving the information.

He told The Hindu that the elephant had trampled him to death and threw a wooden log on his body.

“His wife told us that he went out around 6.30 a.m. to cast his vote. As he did not return till 10 a.m., people went to search for him. Later they found him dead,” he said.

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