A minor boy was trampled to death by an elephant at Gangarampur Bridge in Tala upazila of Satkhira on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Riyad Hossain, 9, son of Hasan Gazi of the village.
Mehedi Russell, officer-in-charge of Tala Police Station, said an elephant, tied to a pillar of a bridge. Riyad was among onlookers, beholding the elephant.
At that time, the animal wrapped its trunk around the child, and trampled him to death around 8 am, said the OC.
However, police could not arrest its mahout as he managed to flee the scene.