Woman, Granddaughter Killed By Elephant In Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: A woman and her granddaughter died while the latter’s mother was hospitalised in a critical condition after being attacked by an elephant at Dudhkundi village in Bisoi block of Mayurbhanj district on Saturday.

Reportedly, Dhani Bindhani, her 10-year-old granddaughter Meghna Bindhani and Meghna’s mother Kandri Murmu had gone to the forest to collect firewood and leaves when they were attacked by a tusker.

While Dhani and Meghna died on the spot, Kandri was rescued in a critical condition and was admitted to Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College & Hospital in Baripada. Police have launched a probe into the incident.