Tamil Nadu

Elephant kills farmer near Gudalur

A man was killed by an elephant near Gudalur on Thursday. Forest sources told The Hindu that the animal attacked Baapu Kutty alias Hamza (72),a farmer of Pakkanna, when he came out of his house early morning.

In the darkness, he failed to spot the elephant. People in the vicinity raised an alarm, but he did not hear them.

The elephant pushed him down before moving away.

The pachyderm was seen in the area a few times recently.

Nilgiris Collector P.Sankar handed over a cheque for Rs. three lakhs to the family of the victim. - D.Radhakrishnan

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Printable version | Feb 24, 2020 8:26:01 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/elephant-kills-farmer-near-gudalur/article7013481.ece

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