Elephant tramples mushroom collector to death

BHIMDUTTANAGAR: A local of Dodhara Chandani Municipality-3 in Kanchanpur district died when a wild elephant attacked him while collecting mushroom in a nearby Indian forest on Sunday.

Bal Bahadur Thapa, 65, was killed by a stampeding elephant, according to Shankar Singh Dhami, Inspector of Armed Police Border Security Force.

Thapa’s body was found in the Indian forest some two kilometers far from the border pillar no. 13. A joint team of the Armed Police Force (APF) and Indian SSB force recovered Thapa’s body from Nagra area in the forest after learning about the incident.

The elephants from the Indian forests have been creating terror in the Nepal-India border for a long time. The elephants have already demolished over two dozen houses at Baduwal area in Dodhara Chandani Municipality.