Dhenakanal: Tension prevailed after an elephant trampled a woman to death at Gunadei village under Motanga police station today.
The deceased was identified as Golap Sahu.
According to reports, the elephant trampled Golap to death when she had gone to the mango field nearby to collect mango.
Locals staged road blockade placing the body on road demanding adequate compensation to the deceased’s kin. They also demanded strict vigil on the movement of elephants in their locality.
On information police, forest officials and local Odapada tehsildar reached the spot and provided immediate assistance of Rs 40,000 to the next of the kin of the deceased. The road blockade was withdrawn after officials assured of catching the animal by tranquilising it.