Itagar, March 31: A 60-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Thursday night when it wandered into Kemi Muk village near Kemi River on the outskirts of Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in East Siang district of Aruchal Pradesh.
The deceased has been identified as Durga Bahadur Chetri, a farmer from Kabu Chapori in Dhemaji district of Assam. At least 10 houses were also damaged in the attack, official sources stated on Saturday.
According to sources, the elephant has also damaged many agriculture fields inside Jampani area and labour camps inside Donyi Polo Tea Estate, Oyan.
The elephant, which got separated from the herd, is roaming around near human habitation near Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, creating panic among the people.
According to reports, the elephant had killed a woman and a young boy last year and damaged several houses in Upper Jampani (Kemimukh) area.
Jampani area is located 15-km east of Ruksin gate, and more than 100 families, the majority of whom are farmers, are settled in the area.
More than 30 families have also set up cattle farms in the Selek Bungkeng portion of Jampani, adjacent to the sanctuary, the sources added.