Madikeri, Apr 25 UNI | 3 months ago

A 25-Year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Siddapura Coffee plantation in Somvarpet taluk of Madikeri district today.

Police said the Suresh of Siddapura village had gone to collect firewood in the forest when the elephant suddenly attacked him.

The villagers staged a protest against forest department officials not visiting the spot.

The department had not taken any steps to control elephant menace in the area in spite of many complaints.

Siddapura Police registered a case.

(Posted on 26-04-2014)