Two CRPF personnel trampled to death by elephant in Karnataka

"The incident took place in the early hours today after the elephant strayed into the CRPF camp at Taralu village from the adjacent Savandurga forest and attacked the duo," an official said.

PTI| Last Updated: May 07, 2017, 22:56 PM IST

Bengaluru: A wild elephant trampled to death two CRPF personnel, who were on duty at their camp near here, police said on Sunday.

"The incident took place in the early hours today after the elephant strayed into the CRPF camp at Taralu village from the adjacent Savandurga forest and attacked the duo," Kaggalipura Police Inspector Krishna Kumar told PTI here.

After trampling CRPF Assistant Sub-Inspector Dakshina Murthy (52) and Constable Puttappa Lamani (35), the elephant ran into the forest, Deputy Conservator of Forests Javen Mumtaz said.

Murthy was a native of Tamil Nadu, while Lamani was from Haveri district of Karnataka.