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67-year-old tribal killed by elephant

A 67-year-old man was found trampled to death by a wild elephant near Kothagiri in Nilgiris district early Wednesday, police said.

Balan, a Irula tribal, had gone to graze cattle in Kulangarai area Tuesday evening and did not return home, the police said.

A search team, including Balan's relatives, found him lying dead with bleeding injuries sustained in an elephant attack, they said.

A case was registered and investigation on, they added.