Elephant Tramples Child To Death, Injures Mother In Odisha’s Keonjhar

**Keonjhar:** A wild elephant trampled a nine-year-old boy to death while critically injured his mother at Khuntakata village here in the district on Wednesday night.

The deceased child has been identified as Litu Dehury.

Reportedly, the elephant barged into the house of Ganeswar Dehury on his way to the paddy field. Out of fear, Dehury’s wife ran out of the house towards the village road. The animal got angry and snatched the child from his mother and crushed him to death on the spot.

Ganeswar’s wife sustained critical injuries during the attack and was rushed to Bansapal hospital and later shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) as her condition deteriorated.

The Forest officials have reached the spot and have initiated a probe in this regard.

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