Tribal woman trampled to death by wild elephant in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: An elderly tribal woman on Friday trampled to death by a wild elephant at a village in Sanna forest division in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh.
According to Jashpur forest officials, the deceased woman, identified as Naihari Bai (65), hails from Gattaduari village comes under Sanna forest range of the district.
The incident took place near Gattadauri village in Sanna forest range when the victim tribal woman, Nihari Bai, was picking up vegetables outside her house, the wild elephant who was separated from the herd of around 14 elephants attacked the elderly woman from behind.
The tusker caught hold of the tribal woman and smashed her on the ground with its trunk, leaving her seriously injured.
The forest officials of Sanna forest range along with villagers, who were engaged to stay out the herds of elephants rushed towards. The villagers found the tribal woman dead. The body of the tribal woman was later sent for post-mortem.
The kin of the deceased were provided an immediate relief of Rs 25,000, while the remaining compensation will be given on completion of all formalities.
Several incidents of human-elephant conflict have been reported in the past from the thick forested northern Chhattisgarh, consisting of Surguja, Surajpur, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur, Balrampur and Koriya districts.
The region has witnessed killing of several tribals and widespread damage to houses and crops by rogue elephants.