India – Elephant kills 70-year-woman and then returns to trample her corpse at funeral

I Odisha state, eastern India. A 70-year-old woman named Maya Murmu was drawing water at a tube well in the village of Raipal when a wild elephant, which had strayed from the Dalma wildlife sanctuary nearly 200km away, appeared unexpectedly. The elephant attacked and trampled Ms. Murmu, causing serious injuries. She was taken to the hospital but unfortunately succumbed to her injuries. The shocking and unusual aspect of the incident was that during Ms. Murmu’s funeral, when her family was performing the last rites, the same elephant returned to the…

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