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Tribe member trampled to death by wild elephants near Coimbatore

By Vaseline Jun10,2024

An Irular tribesman from a settlement near Athikadavu in Coimbatore district was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Monday, June 10.

The deceased has been identified as M. Rangan, 70, a resident of Mel Kuravan Kandi near Athikadavu.

According to police, Rangan took a bus to a shop in Velliangadu and returned to Athikadavu on Monday afternoon. He had an encounter with a wild elephant while walking through a jungle trail from Athikadavu to his tribal settlement around 3.45 pm. The elephant trampled Rangan and he died on the spot.

The Periyanaickenpalayam forest area personnel were informed about the incident and they in turn informed the Karamadai police. The body was shifted to Government Hospital, Mettupalayam, by police around 5.30 pm for post-mortem examination.

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