Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Keonjhar, Dec 19:

In a tragic incident, a tusker trampled a woman to death at Sijukala village under Champua Forest Range in Odisha’s Keonjhar district early this morning.


The deceased was identified as Lali Mohanty.

According to reports, the woman was attacked by the elephant when she had gone to backyard to attend nature’s call.

On being informed, Forest department officials with the help of villagers admitted her to Keonjhar district headquarters hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

“Rs 10,000 will be provided to the family members of the deceased for last rites. As per government norms, they will be given a compensation of Rs 3 lakh later,” said Balibandha Forester Dilip Kumar Sahoo.