DEHRA DUN: A man was trampled to death by an elephant on Saturday, triggering a clash between villagers and forest guards at Bishanpur Kundi village in Haridwar district, the police said.
The incident took place when the man was quarrying sand on the bank of the Ganga river and the elephant came rushing and trampled him. The man died on the spot.
The forest guards who reached the spot were gheraoed by villagers who were upset over the incident.
A clash ensued, in which some forest guards were injured. The villagers snatched the guards' rifles and ran away. — PTI