Maya Murmu was out fetching water in the eastern Indian village of Raipal when the escaped elephant appeared out of nowhere and trampled her on Thursday morning
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A 70-year-old woman who was trampled to death by an elephant had her body kicked by the same ferocious creature.
Maya Murmu went to the village of Raipal to the east to fetch water Indiawhen the escaped elephant appeared out of nowhere and trampled her on Thursday morning.
She later died in hospital from her injuries, according to Inspector Lopamudra Nayak of Rasgovindpur Police Station.
That same evening, the elephant reappeared while the 70-year-old’s body lay on her pyre.
According to that Press Trust of India it yanked her body down, trampling her again and throwing her around before disappearing into the night.
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The elephant is believed to have arrived from the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary in Jharkhand state, 200km from Raipal in Odisha state in Mayurbhanj district.
According to local reports, the second trampling happened when Ms. Murmu’s family were performing their last rites.
It is not known if anyone else was injured, but the family continued the ceremony after the elephant left.
About 100 people are killed by elephants in India each year, although the number can be as high as 300, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
The Indian government is restricting potentially deadly human-elephant encounters by tagging the giants with radio collars and alerting locals via text messages when the beasts roam through human-populated areas.
Video footage shows a man being trampled by an elephant in 2021.
The footage, captured in Dhubri district, shows the elephant emerging from the forest to pursue its victim and the man running for his life.
The injured man was brought to safety while forest officers chased the jumbo back towards the forest cover.
India today reported the man was “severely injured” while still alive and was treated at hospital on December 19.
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