Couple among three killed by jumbos in Odisha

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Keonjhar, Feb 9:

Three persons, including a couple, were killed in elephant attacks in two separate incidents in Odisha’s Keonjhar district, police said Sunday.

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A couple Purna Mahanta and his wife Abanti Mohanta of village Sitarampur, who were sleeping in their paddy field, were trampled to death by a jumbo on Saturday night, said Padmanav Nayak, IIC Baria police station.

One Laxmidhar Giri of nearby Chakulia village was killed in an elephant attack near a brick kiln, Nayak said.

The bodies were sent Champua sub-divisional hospital for post-mortem, he added.

Next of kin of the deceased persons were provided Rs 10,000 per person for cremation purposes by the Forest department authorities, police said.

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