Jumbo crushes 2 farmers to death
December 5, 2023
An elephant trampled two persons to death at Jaritapur under Tangi block of
Khordha district late on Sunday night.
The deceased were identified as Krushna Chandra Pradhan and Laxmidhar
According to reports, the two had gone to their farmlands to keep a watch
on the crops, during which they saw the elephant destroying the crops.
As the two farmers tried to ward off the jumbo, it attacked them and
crushed them to death.
Tension ran high in the locality after the tragic incident as irate locals
demanded compensation for the families of the deceased from the Forest
On being informed, concerned forest officials reached the place and started
an investigation into the incident.