A school student and a woman were seriously injured after being attacked by elephants in separate incidents near Hosur on Monday.
According to sources, Valliammal (30) wife of Ammasi, an agriculture labourer from Sanjalpatti village in Royakotta near Hosur, stepped out of her house on Monday morning to collect firewood from the nearby mangrove forest when an elephant attacked her.
Hearing her cries, people living nearby rushed to her rescue. Valliammal, who was seriously injured, was taken to Krishnagiri Government Hospital. Ammasi said his wife sustained serious injuries in her hip.
Around the same time, Dineshkumar (14), son of Raman, was attacked by another elephant in the same area. The tusker flung him to the ground with its trunk. The boy fell on a sharp-edged boulder, sustaining serious stomach injuries.
Raman said the boy’s intestine and kidney were damaged. He was taken to Hosur Government Hospital and then shifted to a private hospital in Bangalore.
According to Forest Department sources, the two elephants had strayed from the Udedurgam forest area.