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Elderly woman critical in tusker attack at Rairakhole

Bhubaneswar: In another incident of man-animal conflict, an elderly woman was injured critically after being attacked by a tusker at Rairakhole in Sambalpur district last night.

The victim, identified as Rajani Oram, has been admitted to the Rairakhole hospital in a critical condition.

According to reports, Rajani was sleeping in his thatched house when a tusker came in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday and attacked her. Hearing her screams, locals rushed to her house, rescued her and rushed her to the hospital.

People are now in a state of fear as the tusker has been creating havoc in the area for a few days now. Forest officials have not taken any step to drive away the jumbo into deep jungle.  

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