Selfie bid with elephant costs youth his life in Odisha
(5 months ago)
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 : An attempt to click a selfie with a wild elephant cost a youth his life, as the tusker trampled him to death near a temple in Khamar forest range of Odisha's Angul district on Monday.
The incident took place when the villagers were trying to chase the elephant back to the herd and the youth came closer to the tusker to click a selfie near the temple.
The youth has been identified as Jayakrushna Nayak of Nimidibeda village under Pallahara area.
"Forest officials including villagers were trying to send the jumbo back to the herd," said Dibya Lochan Patra, Khamar forester.
Nayak sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the Khamar community hospital where he died under treatment.