Guwahati: In a tragic incident, a seven-year-old child was allegedly killed and another minor injured in an elephant attack in Assam’s Baksa district on Sunday.
The incident took place at the Goreswar area in the district.
According to sources, wild tuskers stormed Chandra Daimary’s house and trampled his minor daughter to death, while another daughter sustained grave injuries.
Following the incident, the injured victim was rushed immediately to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in critical condition.
On Saturday too, a man escaped an attack by a wild elephant in a paddy field in Assam’s Kamrup district. In a purported video that went viral on social media, a wild elephant was seen attacking a man in a paddy field.
The incident took place in the Mousa area under the Bondapara forest range office near Boko in the district.
The official said that a herd of wild elephants was roaming in the area and a local man who was reportedly in a drunken state, had tried to chase an elephant.
“A wild elephant chased the man and attacked him. But he was luckily saved,” official added.