Plantation worker, forest guard killed in elephant attacks

A plantation worker died after he was attacked by a wild elephant in a coffee estate near Arehalli in Belur taluk on Friday. Shivu, 50, encountered the elephant while he was on his job in the estate around 9 a.m. He died on the spot.

Officers of the Forest Department and police have reached the spot. Around 60 elephants, divided into several herds, have been roaming in parts of Sakleshpur, Alur and Belur taluks in Hassan district.

A forest guard died in an elephant attack at Chittuvalli in Chikkamagaluru taluk on Friday. Puttaraju, the guard, was part of the team engaged in driving an elephant that raided an estate back to the forest area. He suffered serious injuries after the animal hit him. He succumbed to injuries on the way to a hospital.

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