Four trampled to death by rampaging elephant in Jharkhand
Four people, including a two and a half year old boy, were trampled to death by a rampaging elephant in a village outside here on Saturday, an official said.
According to a Forest Department official, the elephant entered the Lapung village and attacked the mud house of Sushma Khalkho, destroying it. Both Sushma, 35, and her infant son, Biral, were killed.
The elephant then went away but as villagers gathered after the incident, it returned and attacked them. As the villagers tried to drive it away, two more people - Thakari Pahan, 55, and Birsa Oraon, 60 - were killed and two others injured.
Police and Forest Department officials reached the spot and pacified the angry villagers. The dead bodies were sent for a post-mortem. IANS