Wild elephant kills man in Sherpur


A 30-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur district on Friday.

The incident took place around 5:00 pm on Friday in the Katabari Daodhara area of the upazila, reports news agency UNB.

The deceased was identified as Shafiqul Alam, son of Abdul Karim, UP member of Ward No. 2 of Nayabil Union.

"Shafiqul was attacked by the wild jumbo while going to see a herd of elephants coming from a nearby jungle," said Rafiqul Islam, Madhutila range officer of the forest department. "He was killed on the spot."

Later, locals recovered Shafiqul's body when the herd of wild elephants left the spot, he added.

According to the forest officials and locals, four people have been killed in wild elephant attacks in the Nalitabari and Jhenaigati upazilas of Sherpur in the last eight months.