Chhattisgarh: Elephant, separated from herd, tramples 2 to death

Officials said the elephant has now killed three people in as many days in the area and has been on a rampage after being separated from its herd.

Published: 25th February 2019 05:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2019 05:21 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

KORBA: Two persons were killed in separate elephant attacks in Chhattisgarh's Korba and Koriya districts on Sunday, a forest official said.

Officials said the elephant has now killed three people in as many days in the area and has been on a rampage after being separated from its herd.

In the first incident, a 70-year-old man identified as Sumar Sai was trampled to death by an elephant in the early hours of Sunday in Damhamuda village under Katghora forest division of Korba, the official said.

The same tusker, later in the day, then moved to neighbouring Koriya district and killed a woman, Fuleshwari Bai (55), in Dhaurapara village when she was asleep in her farm, the official said.

A teen, Jitendra Singh, was also attacked by this elephant in Mugum village and has been admitted in a hospital in Ambikarpur, the official said.

Initial compensation of Rs 25,000 and Rs 20,000 has been given to the kin of the deceased, he said.

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