Chhattisgarh: Woman killed by elephant; husband, grandchild injured

An elephant entered the hut and attacked the family, killing a woman instantly and injuring her husband and their 7-year-old granddaughter.

Published: 23rd February 2019 08:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2019 08:17 PM   |  A+A-

Kumki elephant Paari and its mahout take part in the effort to shoot the wild elephant with a tranquiliser so that it can be shifted from the residential area and released back into the wild where it belongs. (Prakash Chellamuthu | Express Photo Service)

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KORBA: A 50-year-old woman was killed and her husband and minor granddaughter injured in an elephant attack in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, a forest department official said Saturday.

The incident took place late Friday late night near Dhumchapur village under Katghora forest division when the victims were sleeping in their thatched hut by the banks of Hasdeo river, the official said.

"An elephant entered the hut and attacked the family, killing Shyam Rai instantly and injuring her husband Budhram (55) and their 7-year-old granddaughter," he said.

Budhram and his granddaughter have been hospitalised and have been provided Rs 25,000 as immediate relief, he added.

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He said a herd of seven elephants have been spotted in the area over the last two days, he said.

Korba and Raigarh districts in Bilaspur division and Surguja division, comprising Surguja, Jashpur, Koriya, Balrampur and Surajpur districts, are notorious for human-elephant conflicts, officials said.


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