Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:35:43 GMT | By IANS

Elephants had trampled Bangalore techie found dead after trek

Bangalore: Satwik Shastry, a 24-year-old techie was found trampled to death by wild elephants in a thick forest near Bannerghatta National Park, about 20 km from Bangalore, a forest official said on Tuesday.

Elephants had trampled Bangalore techie found dead after trek

"The mauled body of the youth (Satwik Shastry) was traced late on Monday after a 48-hour search by our guards in the dense Raghihalli Bende forest. We are investigating to find how he was trapped and fatally trampled by wild tuskers," Karnataka principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) Deepak Sharma told IANS here.

Shastry, a software engineer with an IT firm, had gone missing in the forest late on Saturday when he went trekking with two friends. They entered the forest after parking their motorbikes on the fringes.

According to the first information report (FIR) filed by Shastri's family, the tragic incident occurred when the victim went into a bush to attend nature's call while on way out of the forest.

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