University student trampled to death by wild elephant

A university student was trampled to

death by a wild elephant at Kaptai in Rangamati district on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Avishek Pal, a second year student of

Tejgaon Textile University in Dhaka.

Avishek’s friend Sadman Sobahan Uday said when his five friends including

Avishek were going to Rangamati from Kaptai Prashanti Park in a CNG-run auto-

rickshaw an elephant blocked their road. As Avishek got out of the auto-

rickshaw to flee, one of the elephants trampled him, he added.

Avishek died on way to Upazila Health Complex.

Officer-in-Charge of Kaptai Thana Md Nasir Uddin confirmed the incident.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)