Woman trampled to death by wild tusker in Dhenkanal
KalingaTV News Network
Dhenkanal: In a fresh incident of elephant attack in the state, an elderly woman was trampled to death by a jumbo in Kaunriapala village under Sadar Forest Range in the district on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Satyabati Swain (65).
Satyabati, who was homeless and living in a temple located in the village, was out to attend nature’s call, when the wild tusker attacked her. She died on the spot after the animal lifted her with its trunk and threw to a distance.
Police have reached the spot and rushed the body for postmortem.
The incident left residents in the village in a state of panic. They feared that the jumbo might have gone aggressive due to a train accident recently in which it sustained hind leg injury.
At least six elephant attack incidents have been reported in the Sadar Range in last 10 days, which speak volume of the elephant menace in the area.