DHENKANAL: A 60-year old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant while collecting mushrooms from the forest in Rahabereni village of Dhenkanal district on Tuesday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Rupa Sahoo of Rahabereni village in Basoi gram panchayat under Kamakshyanagar police station.
“We found the victim dead in the forest. We believe the an elephant must have trampled her,” said an official of Muktapasi Forest Range.
Meanwhile, the irate villagers blocked the national highway-200 at Muktapasi demanding adequate compensation to the deceased family.
They withdrew from the road blockade after the intervention of forest officials and police.