Bengaluru: I, on behalf of Wildlife Conservation Society-India Program, condole the tragic demise of Mr. S Manikandan, Conservator of Forests, Nagarahole National Park, Karnataka. Mr. S. Manikandan passed away in a shocking incident inside Nagarahole National Park when he was confronting and killed by a wild elephant while performing his duties in the D B Kuppe range.
Our deepest condolences are with the bereaved family and friends of Mr. Manikandan. Forest department personnel often have to brave difficult hardships while on duty, especially when they are posted in such sensitive areas. Sometimes, this may result in them suffering severe injuries due to unexpected interactions with wild animals, or in rare cases, result in the loss of human life and Mr. Manikandan's demise is one such sad incident. We are anguished to have lost a devoted forest officer.
We stand by the family and friends of Mr. Manikandan during these difficult times.
Country Director - WCS India