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Elephant tramples villager inside Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

BRIEFS: The victim tried to run but fell and was trampled by the elephant
Elephants inside Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Elephants inside Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
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The Telegraph   |   Ranchi   |   Published 20.03.20, 07:38 PM

A 40-year-old man was trampled to death by an elephant inside Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary early on Friday morning.

Assistant conservator of forest R.P. Singh, who reached the spot, said Dhaniram Birhor, a resident of Chhotabanki village, was one among a group of villagers who were knitting ropes at Chhotabanki village. “The victim went to answer nature’s call and was subsequently killed by the elephant, which was alone,” he said.

Birhor tried to run but fell and was trampled by the elephant. He died on the spot near the village on the foothills. Birhor’s widow Saroti was given Rs 30,000 for his last rites. 

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