Wild tusker attacks village; kills old woman


 The elephant strayed into the village in Badgam block, about 90 kms from here, from a nearby jungle and started damaging houses yesterday.

The woman, identified as Sukamani Munda, failed to escape from the wrath of the wild tusker as other panic-stricken villagers started running for safety to a nearby school building, police said.

Forest officials, led by range officer Gaurang Charan Sahoo, reached the village this morning to locate the elephant and drive it back into the forests.

Forest officials suspect that the elephant, which had killed three persons in Subdega block earlier this month, might have entered into the village in search of food.

 

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