In an amusing incident that happened in a village in Purulia district of West Bengal, a 55-year-old man identified as Sahish was defecating in the open while an elephant came to his rescue.
While the man was addressing the nature’s call in the open, the elephant approached him and picked him up on his trunk and ran.
As they both, the man and the animal panicked the elephant then ran around the field carrying Sahish on its trunk and dropped him at a distance.
According to the report, Sahish was lucky as the elephant dropped him after carrying him 50 meters away. As the elephant picked pace, Sahish was sure that this would be the end of him. But he suffered from injuries on his back and leg.
As the Ghatbera village near Ayodhya Hills falls on the elephant corridor here, it is not a surprise that an elephant came out in the open to look for food. Local authorities and villagers have time and again issued warnings asking villagers to not venture in the open.
However, this would serve as a lesson for the man who chose to urinate in the open despite several awareness programmes to encourage locals to build toilets at their homes are being made.