Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Mayurbhanj: In yet another case of man-animal conflict, a woman was allegedly trampled to death by a wild elephant at Rasgovindpur village in the district on Tuesday.

As per the reports, the victim had gone out of her home in connection with some work this morning when she was allegedly attacked by an elephant. A wild tusker which had entered the village last night chased her down and trampled her to death, as per reports.

Forest officials have rushed to the spot while the body has been sent for an autopsy. Further investigation is under way.

Meanwhile, angry villagers alleged of inaction by the forest department staff in controlling wild elephant menace in the area and demanded compensation to the deceased’s family.

They said elephant attacks in the district have become frequent as one person had been killed and another injured in separate incidents just two days back.

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