28 August 2019
Angul: Finding no respite from tusker menace, an elderly woman was trampled to death in Nuagad village in Nuagaon panchayat under Athamallik forest range on early Wednesday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Subasini Nayak (60). She was out to attend nature’s call in the wee hours of Wednesday when she was attacked by a wild elephant, locals said. The attack resulted in her death.
The untimely death caused unrest in the area. The locals are demanding a compensation for the deceased’s family and also a proper solution to prevent such attacks in the future.
Meanwhile, the forest department officials are attempting to scare the tusker away from the Athamallik forest range.