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Tusker Kills One, Injures Another In Odisha’s Dhenkanal

06 February 2020

Himanu Mohapatra

Dhenkanal: One person was killed and another suffered grievous injuries in a tusker attack in Matia Sahi of Babandhagaon of Hindol block in Dhenkanal district.

The deceased has been identified as Sajjani Pradhan.

As per reports, the incident took late last night when Sajjani and her husband Bharat Pradhan were sleeping in their house. The elephant broke into their home and trampled Sajjani to death. In the attack, Bharat sustained critical injuries and he was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

The forest department officials arrived on the spot upon intimation and are trying to drive away the animal to nearby forest range.