An elephant kills a woman and comes back to trample her corpse during her funeral in India

An elephant kills a woman and comes back to trample her corpse during her funeral in India

An elephant kills a woman and comes back to trample her corpse during her funeral in India

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In India, an elephant killed a 70-year-old woman. He trampled on her corpse during her funeral, local police said. The Indian, Maya whisperedwas attacked by the elephant as she went to fetch water in the district of Mayurbhanjat Odishaaccording to the Indian media The Print. She was near a well when the animal appeared out of nowhere.

The elephant had moved away from the nature reserve of Dalmawhich is about 200 km from Mayurbhanj.

After being trampled on, Maya whispered was taken to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, the police officer said Lopamudra Nayak at the news agency Press Trust of India, whose remarks were relayed by Newsweek.

According to reports, when family members gathered for the funeral and were performing the last rites, the same elephant appeared, lifted the body of its victim from a funeral pyre and carried it away. trampled again, under the shocked gaze of the mourners.

The family was only able to continue the ceremony after the elephant left. It is not known whether the animal harmed others present.

Conflicts between elephants and humans are common in Odisha. Intensive industrial activity in this mineral-rich state has increased human encroachment on animal habitats, increasing the chances of encounters between villagers and elephants.

According to The Independentthe number of dead unnatural number of elephants has also increased alarmingly in this state. At least 1,356 elephants have died in the state ofOdisha since 2000-2001, according to data provided by the state wildlife director, reports the news agency IANS. At least 42 elephant deaths were recorded in the state in just seven months from April to October last year.

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