HASSAN: A farmer was attacked by a wild tusker while he working on his farm land at Mallenahalli village in Hassan taluk on Thursday. The farmer, identified as Theertha (27) sustained serious injuries and has been admitted to a hospital for treatment.
The wild tusker has been roaming around Varthikere, Kalathammanahalli, Madapura, Mallenahalli villages and several other areas since Wednesday morning. It has also ruined corn fields, arecanut and coconut plantations.
Ever since the attack, locals are in panic. Forest officials have rushed to the place and are making efforts to drive the tusker back into the forest.