KOCHI:A 33-year-old partially blind man has been gored to death by a wild elephant at Vadattupara, near Kothamangalam. The forest officials identified the victim as Jayan of Malaiyil, in SC Colony at Chakkumedu.
According to forest officials, Jayan was attacked by the rogue elephant while he was urinating outside his house in the wee hours of Thursday.
Though other members of the house came out of the house on hearing the trumpeting of the elephant, they couldn’t save him. as the body of the victim was trapped in the tusk of the jumbo. When people gathered around the house following the cries of other family members, the elephant went back to the forest with the body.
Later, the people retrieved the body of the victim after chasing away the elephant by bursting crackers and making fire in the area.