Chikkamagaluru: On Wednesday, a wild elephant fatally trampled a woman in Hedadalu village, Chikkamagaluru district. The victim, identified as Meena, was 45 years old. Additionally, the elephant attacked two other laborers, leaving them with severe injuries. One of the injured individuals is reported to be in critical condition. Both injured individuals have been hospitalized at the Chikkamagaluru district hospital and are currently receiving treatment.
Meena and her companions were en route from their residence to the farm when they were confronted by the wild elephant, according to authorities. Despite Meena’s attempts to flee, she was unable to evade the elephant’s attack. Tragically, the elephant fatally crushed her head, and she passed away on the scene, officials reported. This incident occurred within the Aldur forest range, prompting a swift response from forest department officials.
A group of seven elephants is currently residing near the village, and there is an urgent need to guide them back to the forest. Their presence has placed the lives of villagers in jeopardy, as they are compelled to navigate cautiously. The local residents have implored forest officials to ensure their safety.
Additionally, a solitary elephant that has been separated from the herd for the past month has been wandering through residential neighborhoods and farmlands, posing a significant risk to human lives. Villagers claim that despite their request a month ago, forest authorities have not taken any action.