In yet another instance of man-animal conflict, a woman was trampled to death by an elephant at Panaposi village in Machokuda panchayat of Angul district on Monday night. The 40-year-old victim was identified as Nalini Majhi of the village. According to reports, when the woman was returning from Bagidia to her house at around 8 pm, the elephant attacked her and crushed her to death.
Tension prevailed in the area following the incident as angry locals staged a road blockade holding forest officials responsible for the tragedy. Later, police reached the spot and took control of the situation.