C’garh: Wild elephants trample two tribal women to death (Raigarh District, India)


Press Trust of India

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Raigarh: Two tribal women were today trampled to death by wild elephants in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district, police said.

The incident took place at around 1:30 am when a herd of elephants entered in Gerupani village under Kapu forest range, a local police official said.

The victims Budhwaro Bai (50) and Bindi Bai (52) were sleeping in their huts when they were attacked by the pachyderms leaving them dead on the spot, he said, adding other family members managed to escape and saved themselves.

The kin of the deceased have been given an initial relief amount of Rs 25,000 each, the official said adding the remaining compensation will be disbursed soon after completing the necessary process.

The villagers have been advised to take precautions and stay alerted after the movement of pachyderms reported in the area, he added.

The thick forested northern Chhattisgarh, comprising Surguja, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur and Korea districts, are notorious for human elephant conflict incidents.