Woman trampled to death by elephant in Chhattisgarh

The region has witnessed the killing of several tribals and widespread damage to houses and crops by rogue elephants.

Published: 14th July 2019 04:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2019 04:02 PM   |  A+A-


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RAIGARH: A 56-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Sunday in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh, a forest official said.

The incident took place in the wee hours near Tendmudi village in Chhal forest range when the victim, Chamrin Bai Rathiya, went out of her house, divisional forest officer Pranay Mishra said.

The tusker caught hold of Rathiya and smashed her on the ground with its trunk, leaving her seriously injured, he said.

The woman died while being shifted to a local hospital by villagers, he said. The body was later sent for post-mortem, he said.

The kin of the deceased were provided immediate relief of Rs 25,000, while the remaining compensation will be given on completion of all formalities, the official said.

Several incidents of human-elephant conflict have been reported in the past from the thick forested northern Chhattisgarh, consisting of Surguja, Surajpur, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur, Balrampur and Koriya districts.

The region has witnessed the killing of several tribals and widespread damage to houses and crops by rogue elephants.

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