Keonjhar, Nov 30 (LocalWire) An elderly woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant near Tangiri village under Telkoi forest range of Keonjhar today, official sources said here.
The deceased identified as Suagi Juang had been to the nearby forests with another woman Phulmani Juang when the mishap struck her.
A tusker appeared before them, picked Suagi up with the help of trunk and banged her on the ground killing her on the spot.
However, the other woman Phulmani, who is eyewitness to the frightening incident, managed to escape and raised an alarm when the villagers reached there.
The police and forest department personnel rushed to the spot after being informed by the villagers. “Appropriate compensation will be paid to the next of the kin after the post mortem and police verification report received”, the sources said.
Meanwhile, the incident had created a sense of panic in the area as the tusker was roaming in the vicinity since last few days and damaged some house and paddy crops, villagers said.