A daily wager working for the forest department was killed by a tusker while on patrol in the Nandhaur range of Haldwani forest division. The man attacked by the elephant died before others on patrol could come to his assistance.
Haldwani divisional forest officer Kundan Kumar said that the department team was on routine patrol. In Karakot second beat, an elephant concealed by foliage reportedly attacked 51-year old beat watcher Bhuwan Ram. The man sustained serious head injury which caused his death on the spot. After receiving information about the incident, the police sent the body for post mortem examination. Meanwhile, the bereaved family is being provided an immediate ex-gratia of Rs three lakh, informed Kumar.
Thursday, 18 June 2020 | PNS | Haldwani
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