Tragic Encounter: Woman Trampled to Death by Elephant in Chhattisgarh

A 50-year-old woman in Chhattisgarh's Korba district was trampled to death by a wild elephant. Her husband managed to escape the attack, which took place in the Kudmura forest range. The family received immediate financial relief, with further compensation pending. Human-elephant conflicts remain a significant concern in the region.


PTI | Korba | Updated: 10-06-2024 14:16 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 14:16 IST
Tragic Encounter: Woman Trampled to Death by Elephant in Chhattisgarh
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In a tragic incident in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, a wild elephant trampled a 50-year-old woman to death, a forest official confirmed on Monday.

The fatal encounter occurred in the Kudmura forest range during the morning hours. Yado Bai Kanwar and her husband, Vriksh Ram Kanwar, were heading to the nearby village of Girari when they encountered the elephant. Although Vriksh Ram managed to escape, the elephant caught Yado Bai and trampled her fatally.

Local villagers and authorities were alerted promptly by the husband. Forest and police personnel soon reached the scene. The kin of the deceased were provided an immediate relief amount of Rs 25,000, with an additional Rs 5.75 lakh to be disbursed following formal procedures. Human-elephant conflicts have plagued the northern districts of Chhattisgarh for over a decade, resulting in 260 deaths in the past three years alone.

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