Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a woman was killed and her husband was critically injured after being attacked by a wild elephant near Kateni village under the Dhenkanal district this morning.
The deceased was identified as Sukanti Pradhan and injured as her husband Dambarudhar Pradhan. The couple was returning home on a motorcycle after seeing Yatra when a pachyderm attacked them on the way. Sukanti and Damarudhar were rushed to the Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital first. While Sukanti was declared brought dead, Dambarudhan has been shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in view of critical condition.
Following the incident, a state of fear has now gripped the area. Forest officials have reached the spot and started investigation.