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Human-elephant conflict surfaced in Jharkhand’s neighbouring state resulting in the death of a middle-aged female there.

She was a 52-year-old woman. She was trampled to death by a wild elephant in a forest in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur district on Monday evening, it is learned.

The elephant attacked the woman, identified as Indarmania, on Monday evening near Karanjwar Sarhari village under Pratappur forest circle where she had gone along with two other women to collect wood. This was confirmed today by the sub-divisional officer (forest) of Pratappur Ashutosh Bhagat.

“While the two other women managed to escape, the elephant caught hold of Indarmania and trampled her to death”, Bhagat said.

After being informed about the deadly incident, forest personnel rushed to the spot and shifted the body to a hospital for postmortem. The post-mortem report is awaited.

The victim's maternal home is in Sarhari where she had reportedly come for a visit.

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