A 30-year-old man was on Tuesday trampled to death by a herd of elephants at Khaksa village in Pakur district, officials said.
The herd of 30 elephants, including calves, which reached Pakuria block from Dumka district on Sunday night, also damaged crops, the villagers said.
People rushed out of their houses on hearing trumpets of the elephants in the early hours of Tuesday and a villager, identified as Emmanual Hembram, was trampled to death by the animals, sub-divisional officer (civil) Jitendra Kumar Deo said.
Locals staged a road blockade demanding compensation for the kin of the victim.
Forest officials have approved of a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to be paid to the family of the deceased, Pakur Deputy Commissioner, Kuldip Choudhary, said.
The roadblock was lifted after the announcement of the compensation, the police said.
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