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Elephant tramples one in Uttarakhand

A wild elephant trampled a man to death in Dhalwala area of Rishikesh, the third such incident in the area in a week.

Published: 11th February 2013 03:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2013 03:58 PM   |  A+A-

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A wild elephant trampled a man to death in Dhalwala area of Rishikesh, the third such incident in the area in a week.

The latest incident occurred last evening when 55 year old Ramlal was going to his village Oni through Dhalwala forest along with his wife Sarla Devi and was suddenly attacked by an elephant.

The elephant lifted Ramlal on his trunk and threw him to the ground before trampling him under feet. His wife ran for life and told the villagers about the incident.

Forest department and police personnel reached the spot after being informed of the incident and recovered Ramlal's badly mauled body.

This is the third such incident in the area in the last one week and this year's fifth.

On February 3, a wild elephant had attacked a couple going on a motorcycle near Bhadrakali and killed 21-year-old Laxmi.

Just a day later on February 4, 53-year-old Satyadev Tyagi of Dehradun was trampled to death by a wild elephant in the area.

In view of the rise in elephant attacks on the route the district administration has asked vehicles to move in a convoy on Dehradun-Rishikesh road after six in the evening.

Vehicles have been asked not to ply on the road after 10 in the night to six in the morning.

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