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Child trampled by elephant in Satkhira

  • Published at 05:29 pm June 21st, 2018
File photo: A child in Satkhira's Tala Upazila was trampled by this elephant on Thursday; June 21, 2018 Dhaka tribune

The animal was rounded up

A nine-year-old boy was trampled to death by an elephant in Satkhira’s Tala upazila.

The tragic incident took place in the Gangarampur Paka Bridge area on Thursday. 

The victim, Riad, son of one Hasan Gazi, was from the village of Gangarampur. 

Tala police station Officer-in-Charge, Mehedi Rasel, said Riad went to see the elephant near the bridge area when suddenly the animal tangled the boy with its trunk and stomped him to death. 

Police rushed to the spot and rounded up the elephant. However, the animal’s caretaker fled the scene, the OC said.