A 38-year-old farmer was killed in an attack by a wild elephant in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, a forest official said on Sunday. The incident took place in Maregaon at around 8 pm on Saturday when the victim, Manoj Yarme, was returning from his farm.
A herd of elephants was moving around Waddha-Maushikhamb road, the official said.
A jumbo charged at the farmer and killed him, he said.
A forest department team soon reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem. On September 26, a driver with the forest department was killed in elephant attack at Palasgaon village in Gadchiroli.