Mysuru: A 55-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant and 3 others including her husband were injured by it on Thursday at Mysuru’s Chikkabeechanahalli village near Bilikere.
The deceased was identified as Chikkamma, a resident of Beechanahalli. According to authorities, she was attacked by the elephant while she worked at her farm with her husband Sidde Gowda.
Chikkamma died on the spot while Sidde Gowda managed to escape with minor injuries.
The elephant also attacked Ranju with its trunk and trampled another person Ravi. Both were working at their farm. The injured had been shifted to a private hospital in Mysuru.
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The police personnel from Bilikere police station and Range Forest Officer Nandakumar and staff of the forest department have rushed to the spot and trying to shoo away the elephant to the forest.
Chamundeshwari constituency MLA, G.T. Deve Gowda, paid a visit to the injured persons in the private hospital in Mysuru and also met the family members of the deceased woman.
He has directed the authorities to take up operation to avoid elephant menace, and provide compensation.
(with IANS inputs)