1 dies, 2 critical in jumbo attack on forest godown in Sambalpur

| | SAMBALPUR
  • 0

1 dies, 2 critical in jumbo attack on forest godown in Sambalpur

Monday, 21 June 2021 | PNS | SAMBALPUR

A person was killed on the spot and two others sustained critical injuries when an elephant attacked them while they were sleeping in a kendu leaf godown at Gadumunda village under the Rairakhol Wildlife Division in Sambalpur district on Saturday night.

The deceased Bimbadhar Mahakud was a labourer. The other injured Binayak Dehury and Pabitra Dehury were initially admitted to the Rairakhol hospital before being shifted to the VIMSAR in Burla after their health conditions worsened. Both legs of Binayak and Pabitra have been fractured.

Reports said six persons were sleeping in the godown after having dinner when the elephant barged into the house and attacked them. The three other labourers, managed to escape. 

Later, tension ran high in the village as locals protested when Forest Department officials reached the spot late after getting information. However, the officials pacified the mob and sent the deceased’s body for postmortem.

Sunday Edition

Need to build a support system for rural India

25 July 2021 | Minima Chatterji | Agenda

Changing demographic profiles & women

25 July 2021 | Rajesh Mehta & Uddeshya Goel | Agenda

How fine is ‘I am fine’?

25 July 2021 | Nidhi Upadhyay | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch your thoughts

25 July 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Education on pandemic mode

25 July 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘It is important to find happiness in small things’

25 July 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer