Wild tusker attacks in Khordha District, Forester critical
January 13, 2022
A forester has been attacked by a wild tusker near Ranpur range, Tangi at
Upendrapur village in Khordha district of Odisha today.
The injured officer has been identified Souri Kumar Patra (53). He is
working as a Forest Officer in the Sankhajodi section of the Ranpur Range
of Khordha Division.
Reportedly, a wild tusker escaped from the Udugiri forest and entered into
the backyard of a person in Upendrapur village late on Wednesday night.
The locals were panic stricken and immediately informed to the forest
officials. On getting the information, the officials arrived at the spot
and tried to scare away the jumbo.
Meanwhile, the wild tusker attacked Patra’s chest and ran away from the
spot. Other members of the team rescued Patra in a critical condition and
rushed him to a local hospital.
It is being suspected that his chest bone has been broken due to the tusker
attack. Hence, he has been shifted to All India Institute of Medical
Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar for further treatment.