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Security person trampled to death by wild elephant at Bharathiar university campus

- May 23, 2024

Chennai, May 23 (BPNS)

In a shocking incident a security person was trampled to death by a wild elephant inside the Bharathiar University campus in Coimbatore.

The deceased is identified as Shanmughan who is working as a security person in the university.

Police said that a group of Wild elephants had reached the Bharathiar university campus on Thursday morning. Forest personnel on being informed reached the spot and drove the wild elephants out of the campus.

Due to the synchronized elephant survey that got underway today, the forest staff left the spot.

After some time two wild elephants reached the campus and the security personnel tried to drive them out of the campus. However one of the elephants turned around and attacked the security personnel who died on the spot.

Bharathiar university, it may be recalled, shares borders with dense forest area and wild elephants used to reach on the outskirts of the campus.

Forest department officials have reached the spot and the body of Shanmugan is transferred to Coimbatore Government Medical College hospital for postmortem and further proceedings.