Jamshedpur: A 42-year-old tribal man was trampled to death today by wild elephants while two others managed to escape near Kumari Jungle in Dalam Wildlife Sanctuary in Patamda of East Singhbhum district.

The incident occurred when the victim, Balram Besra, a resident of Barubeda village, along with two others were returning home when they came across two wild elephants and their calves.

"All the three were in drunken state but two of the villagers managed to flee on seeing the elephants while Besra tumbled down on the ground," Divisional Forest Officer (DFO-wildlife), Kamlesh Pandey said.

The elephants trampled Besra to death on the spot, he said.

However, the villagers put up a road blockade on Patamda for sometime demanding compensation from the district administration as well.

(Agencies)