Woman injured in elephant attack in Khurda

Khurda: A herd of elephant wreaked havoc after straying into human settlement near Chitrakoot hills under Nirakarpur police limits in Khurda district today. According to sources, a woman sustained critical injuries after being attacked by an elephant at Brundabanpur village.

After rescuing the woman, locals rushed her to district headquarters hospital (DHH).  Besides, the elephant herd has destroyed 40 bags of paddy at Sanaroutpada village under Tangi block in the district.

Meanwhile, the locals are in a state of panic and are demanding urgent steps by forest department to drive back the elephant herd.