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Tension in Dhenkanal village as woman dies in tusker attack

10/12/2018 at 10:33 AM

Bhubaneswar: In another incident of man-animal conflict, a woman died after being attacked by a tusker at Kandarsingha village under Kamshyanagar area in Dhenknal district early this morning.

The deceased was identified as Nirupama Biswal. Nirupama had gone to a village end to attend a call of nature when a tusker came rushing to her and caught her by the truck. Then the Jumbo threw away here, leading to her death on the spot.

Tension has now prevailed in the area as locals blocked the road, demanding adequate compensation for the deceased’s family, installation of street lights in the village and other steps to hinder elephants from coming near the human habitation.

On being informed by locals, forest officials have reached the spot and are trying to placate the agitating mob.

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