An attempted selfie with a wild elephant, lands Dhenkanal man in near fatal condition

Dhenkanal: A young man identified as Abhisekh Nayak of Masania village of Odapada block in Dhenkanal district today almost got killed for attempting to click a selfie on his mobile phone with a wild elephant. 

The locals of Masania village in Khadagprasad gram panchayat were panic struck for the past two days as a herd of elephant had wandered into their panchayat. Last afternoon, out of curiosity, few locals had ventured into the woods to have glimpse of the wild elephants. Without realising the risk involved, Abhisekh went to one of the wild elephants to snap a moment with him. Getting intimidated the tusker went violent and chased Abhisekh while he moved too close to click a selfie. The elephant charged at him and attacked him.

With near fatal injuries on Abhisekh, the villagers somehow managed to rescued him from the spot and rushed him to the district head quarter hospital. Later, he was shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. His condition is serious.


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