In a rare case of survival, an 80 year-old-man injured from an elephant attack survived two days in the forest before he was rescued in Denkanikottai.
The victim Nambiyappa of Kodagarai village was walking along the forest stretch for a local temple festival on May 30, when he was attacked by a lone elephant. According to sources, the octogenarian was hurled into a bush before the elephant walked away. However, in what appeared to be will to survive, Nambiyappa survived through the injuries in the bush for two days. In the meantime, his family had filed a police complaint, and had also launched a search for the victim. On Wednesday, locals who traced the path to the temple spotted Nambiyappa in an injured state. He was immediately rushed to Denkanikottai government hospital where he is under treatment.