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Elephant kills woman, disrupts her funeral in India

A 70-year-old woman, simply identified as Maya Murmu, was killed by an angry elephant in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, Indian.

The angry elephant which had strayed from the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, killed Murmu while she walked to collect water,Indian news outlet , The Print reported.


An inspector at the Rasgovindpur police station, Lopamudra Nayak disclosed that the deceased was rushed to hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries.

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However, as family members were gathered to perform a funeral for Murmu, the wild tusker appeared once again.

The elephant once again approached the pyre, grabbed the body, trampled over it again , and threw it away before fleeing scene.

The funeral was finally completed a few hours after the elephant fled.

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