Elephant Kills Woman, Injures 3 In Khurda

Khurda: A woman was killed while three persons were critically injured after being attacked by an elephant at Ramachandi and Durgapur villages under Dhaulimuhan panchayat of Khurda district on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Manjulata Behera, while the injured persons are Sasmita Bharimal, Mamata Bharimal and Nityananda Behera. All of them had gone to attend nature’s call when a female elephant attacked them.

Reportedly, the elephant first picked Manjulata up by the trunk, swung her in the air, and threw her down. Manjulata died at the spot. The elephant continued to attack others one after another.

All the injured were rescued by villagers and rushed to Khurda district headquarters hospital. One among them was later shifted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar.