Farmer dies in Sherpur elephant attack
Sherpur: A farmer was killed while his wife and son were injured in an attack by wild elephants at Balijuri Christian Para under Sribardi upazila of Sherpur early on Sunday.
The deceased is Veruna Mrong, in his forties, of Balijuri Christian Para.
Quoting local people, Sribardi Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) Khaleda Nasrin said: ‘A herd of elephants numbering 40‐50 went down the hills to the locality in search of food early on Sunday.
‘When locals tried to ward off the elephants, the mammoths attacked the house of Veruna, leaving the farmer, his wife and son injured.’
Later, severely injured Veruna died on his way to Sherpur District Hospital, added the UNO.