KOLKATA: A horrific incident claimed life of a man who reportedly tried to photograph an elephant by standing in front of it, ignoring potential danger of a close encounter with the animal.
The man stepped out of his vehicle on a highway to take a picture of big animal, but little did he know about the impending danger.
The incident took place in Lataguri forest area of Jalpaiguri district. The elephant brought traffic to a grinding halt when crossing National Highway 31.
Sadik Rahman, 40, a security guard at a Jalpaiguri bank, was on his way to work at the time and made the unfortunate mistake of getting out of his car before the animal.
Witnesses looked on as the elephant launched a vicious attack on Mr Rahman and could do little to deter or chase it away. After 15 minutes, the elephant disappeared into the forest.
Mr Rahman died of his injuries on the spot.
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