Coimbatore

Man killed in elephant attack in MTR buffer zone

A 42-year-old man was killed by a wild elephant in Bokkapuram in Singara forest range on Sunday morning.

Forest and police sources identified the deceased as B. Basuvaraj, 42, a resident of Pudukkadu in Thengumarahada in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. He reportedly left his home early morning and was going to his relative’s home when he was attacked by a wild elephant.

The body of Basuvaraj, a daily wage worker, was retrieved and sent for post-mortem. Forest Department officials said that compensation would be given to the next of the kin of the deceased.

Only a few days ago, a 30-year-old woman was injured by a wild elephant while she was on her way to work in a private residence in Mavanallah a few days ago. The woman survived the attack but had to undergo treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Udhagamandalam.


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