A 70-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Digboi range under Digboi Forest Division at Durgabari in Tinsukia district of upper Assam in the wee hours Wednesday.
The person have been identified as Chitranjan Chakraborty, aged 71 succumbed to death.
“The person went out from his home for a morning walk, suddenly a wild elephant attacked him. The person was rushed to hospital where doctor declared him brought dead,” said a local resident.
On getting the information, forest personnel rushed to the site of the incident and conducted necessary formalities.
A detailed report on the incident will be submitted soon.
The Range Officer has given a small assistance to the kin of the deceased for carrying out the last rites.
Digboi forest range said compensation of Rs.4 lakh will be given to the next of kin of the victim by the Environment and Forest Department after receipt of post-mortem report and other documents.
“Due to movements of vehicle in Oil field area the elephant facing problem and comes out and stray in residential areas. The elephants corridors are encroached by humans by making house which give rises to human-elephant conflict,” said Devojit Moran, an environmentalist.
“Human-elephant conflict has been rising due to shrinking of forest cover. The elephants in search of food comes out from forest and strayed in human habitation. Till now many peoples were trampled to death by elephant in Digboi,” said Moran.