05 December 2019
Sambalpur: A lady forest guard of Firingibahal Beat under Garpos Range of Bamra Wildlife Division was manhandled by locals on Monday after an elephant trampled a man to death on Jumermunda-Mabulmunda forest road in Sambalpur district.
Reportedly, a local resident Sunil Ekka was killed in an elephant attack following which forest guard Tapaswini Rout of Firingibahal Beat along with staff of Garpos Police Outpost reached the spot.
However, irate locals manhandled the officials including the lady forest guard. The matter came to light after a video of the incident went viral on social media.
It was after Rout lodged a complaint at Govindpur Police Station, police rushed to the spot to ascertain the truth behind the incident.