[Tamil Nadu, INDIA] - A 16-year-old student was killed after being trampled on by an elephant in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu state.
The Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has announced a compensation for the family. The boys father, who was also trampled by the elephant, is battling for his life.
The incident took place in the Malavan Serampadi, a village in the Niligiri hills. Police say that 16-year-old Arun came out of his house to use the toilet when the roaming elephant first "gored him" and then trampled him to death.
His father, who rushed out of his house hearing the noise, was also trampled by the elephant. He is now being treated at a hospital with serious injuries.
The Malavan Serampadi area is a forest which has, according to local media, become notorious for elephants encroaching into human inhabitation. Police say this is the fourth such incident over the last seven months.