Wild elephant kills Chittoor farmer

In another incident, a herd of wild elephants created a flutter by entering into habitations in Pitchatoor mandal of Satyavedu Assembly constituency.

Published: 01st April 2022 03:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st April 2022 03:53 AM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purposes (File Photo | EPS)

Image used for representational purposes (File Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

CHITTOOR: A farmer was Trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants at Jogivaripalle in Sadum mandal of Chittoor district in the early hours of Thursday. The incident took place when the farmer, Ellappa, was sleeping at his agriculture field.

Ellappa, who received severe head injuries in the attack of elephants, was shifted to Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences in Tirupati, but he died while undergoing treatment. 

A wild elephant chased a two-wheeler rider at Papavinasanam reservoir
in Tirumala on Thursday. (Photo | EPS)

In another incident, a herd of wild elephants created a flutter by entering into habitations in Pitchatoor mandal of Satyavedu Assembly constituency. The herd raided crops and plantations in the villages of Keelapudi, Veluru Vengalathuru, Pitchatoor, Ramapuram. Villagers said the wild elephants, which entered the agricultural fields on Wednesday night, continued their rampage even on Thursday and damaged a large extent of crops. 

Forest officials said they roped in drum-beaters and were using firecrackers and other measures to drive away the elephants back into the forest to avoid further damage to agricultural crops. 

Elephant herd near Tirumala 

A wild elephant tried to attack a two-wheeler rider near Papavinasam reservoir in Tirumala on Thursday morning. Forest officials reached the spot and tried to send the elephants back into the forest.

The herd of six wild elephants has been roaming around Tirumala for the past 20 days. The herd was spotted at Sri Venkateswara National Park at Kodur Road first and after two-days it reached the Tirumala hills. Before reaching Tirumala, the herd reportedly stayed on the ghat road for a week. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp