Golaghat: Man-elephant conflict continues to rise in several parts of Assam and the most affected district is Golaghat. At one such incident, a youth was trampled to death by wild elephants at Govindpur Tea Estate at Moring in the district on Monday afternoon.
As per information from locals, the youth had gone to click pictures of the herd of wild elephants roaming around the garden for some web page. While clicking pictures, one of the pachyderms in the elephant herd chased him and killed him on the spot.
The deceased has been identified as Manas Barua, hailing from the No. 5 Rongbong village of Numaligarh in Golaghat district. On the other hand, the Moring Press Club condoned the demise of the youth under tragic circumstances testifying that he was not a designated journalist.