Ascetic trampled to death by elephant

Dehradun: An ascetic was trampled to death by an elephant which strayed into a village from the nearby forest in Pantdeep area of this district.

The 'Sadhu', who was known as Mota Baba, was inside his hut when the elephant attacked his house and trampled him yesterday, police said.

It also damaged over six other huts in the area, however no one was injured as the huts were empty.