Dehradun : A 73 – year – old man was trampled to death by an elephant in the Banswala area on the outskirts of Dehradun on Wednesday .
According to the villagers , the incident occurred when the man went near the forest to run errands . An elephant suddenly appeared and at tacked the man . The brutally injured man was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead .
The intense encroachment near forest areas and riverbeds , along with an increased number of roads cutting through the forests are among top reasons behind rising instances of jumbo – human conflict in Uttarakhand , as per residents and academicians involved in studying human – wildlife conflict and animal behaviour.