Two trampled to death by jumbo in Parjang (Dhenkanal)
The New Indian Express
January 22, 2023
Days after four persons were killed in a tusker attack near Angul forest
division, two others were on Saturday trampled to death by an elephant in
Parjang area of Mabirod range under Dhenkanal forest division.
The deceased were identified as Alekh Naik (60) of Khalpal and Bari Naik
(62) of Gandataila village. Sources said the tusker first killed Alekh and
then after wandering for another seven to eight kilometre, trampled Bari in
It then went into nearby Barabanka jungle.Resentment brewed among the
locals following the two deaths who blamed the Forest department for the
incident. They said the elephant had entered Kamakhyanagar town two days
Ranger Satya Narayan Sahoo said the tusker had been roaming in the Dihadol
forest section for the last 15 days but had not harmed anyone. “It was
being continuously tracked by our officials all this while. On Friday
night, this jumbo along with another tusker broke into a liquor
manufacturing shop in Dihadol and consumed the country liquor there,” he
“One of the tuskers entered Khalpal village in the morning and killed Alekh
on the spot after coming face-to-face with him while he was attending
nature’s call. Later it also trampled Bari to death in Gandataila village
after wandering for some time,” the ranger said further adding that the
deceased’s kin would be compensated with `4 lakh each.
As many as four persons were on January 7 trampled to death by an adult
elephant that strayed into human settlements near Angul forest division.
The deceased were of the age bracket of 45 to 60 years. While three died on
the spot, the fourth person succumbed to injuries while being treated at
the Angul hospital. An amount of `4 lakh each was paid to the deceased’s
families as compensation after the mishap.