As per reports by NE Now, Tilottoma Ray, a 70-year-old woman, was killed by a wild elephant around 7 a.m. in Korkuchi, Dohela, under the Dudhnoi Police Station.
Jitendra Kumar, Divisional Forest Officer, Goalpara, said the body had been taken for a post mortem and that the appropriate legal requirements for granting ex-gratia to the deceased’s next of kin were being completed.
A local BJP official was killed by a herd of wild elephants at the Rani Reserve Forest on the outskirts of Guwahati earlier this month.
This year, 19 people have died as a result of elephant attacks in Goalpara area.
Over 102 individuals, mostly women, have died so far this year as a result of elephant attacks in various districts of Assam.
According to a news release, the Assam government has provided Rs 4 lakh in ex-gratia to the family of the victim murdered by wild animals.
In Numaligarh, Assam, a herd of elephants attacked and killed one person as they crossed the road.
While attempting to provoke a herd of elephants crossing the road quietly, one of the elephants stomped the young man to death.
Pascal Munda was recognised as the dead. He was brought to a neighbouring hospital, but his condition was unknown. An IFS officer, Praveen Kaswan, posted the footage on Twitter.
The accident happened near the Morongi Tea Estate on NH-39. Elephants were crossing the road in a herd.
The elephant herd is being disturbed by tea estate employees and some villagers. The honking and shouting of the bike’s horn served as a provocation.
The elephants in front of us walked over the road without even noticing. The elephant, on the other hand, who had finally arrived, dashed towards the crowd.
When the elephant arrived, the crowd ran, but the elephant was crushing the man who had fallen during the race and was making his way into the forest.
Another incident occurred a few months ago
A few months ago, a 55-year-old woman was crushed to death by a herd of wild elephants in the Tila Basti region of Khatkhati in East Karbi Anglong, near the Assam-Nagaland border.
When Kulsuma Begum went to get cow dung early in the morning, she was abruptly startled by three wild elephants, according to reports.
Kulsuma worked as a cleaner at the Lahorijan Forest Beat Office, which is less than a kilometre from her home.
A post-mortem was performed on her body at Diphu Medical College. Her husband and five children survive her.