Elephants kill man in Jharkhand

Indo Asian News Service

Ranchi, Dec 6 (IANS) A man was trampled to death by a herd of elephants in Jharkhands Jamtara district on Thursday.

According to police, a herd of 22 elephants reached Nurgi village from Dhanbad district. The victim, Rustam Mia, had gone to answer nature's call.

The elephants chased him and trampled him to death. The forest department officials reached the spot and took the body.

The man's family was given a cheque of Rs 25,000 on Thursday.

The Jharkhand government gives Rs 1 lakh compensation to people killed by elephants. Of this, Rs 25,000 is handed over instantly and the rest is given after completion of official formalities.

In Jharkhand, more than 800 people have been trampled to death by elephants since 2000.

--IANS

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