An elephant killed his mahout in
Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary in Angul district Thursday, the
The victim was identified as Sudhir Pradhan (45).
The incident took place near Purunakot Forest Range office
where Pradhan had gone to feed the elephant named 'Yoshoda'.
While feeding, the female elephant suddenly picked him
up with her trunk and slammed him on the ground killing him on
the spot, the police said.
The forest officials later controlled the elephant.
The forest department had brought 'Yashoda' from the
Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary to the Satkosia Sanctuary on
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