Coimbatore, Jan 29 (PTI): A 40-year-old painter was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Narasipuram near here in the early hours of Friday, police said.
Based on information given by a temple priest, who found the body of the man, forest department officials rushed to the spot and recovered it, the police said.
After investigation, the officials confirmed the death to an elephant attack and sent the body, identified as that of Karthik, to a government hospital for a postmortem, they said.
Meanwhile, the carcass of a cow elephant was found at Petthikutte in Sirumugal Forest range, the police said.
Forest officials are investigating into the cause of the death, they said. PTI NVM NVG NVG