In yet another tragic fall-out of man-elephant conflict in Assam, a sexagenarian woman was trampled to death by wild elephant on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday at Sisuram village under East Division Bokajan Forest Range in karba Anglong district of Assam.
The wild elephant attacked and damaged the house besides killing one Radhika Mali (60) on the spot.
Man-elephant conflict continues unabated in the hills of Karbi Anglong of Assam.
If villagers are rendered homeless in some areas, wild elephants are creating havoc by destroying the rice grain stocks at some other place or ravaging the harvest at a different place.
The havoc created by wild pachyderms has increased many fold after the tragic incident at Hawaipur in Hojai district where as many as five elephants were mowed down by a passenger train.
A large area of the region has turned into a hunting ground for these wild elephants that seem to be in a fit of revenge unleashing terror never before seen in the area.
Earlier on Tuesday, a massive herd of wild elephants creating havoc in areas under Kheroni forest range in West Karbi Anglong has been giving sleepless nights to the locals for the last fifteen days or so.
The herd of wild elephants are not only destroying the residential houses of the villagers, but also ravaging the stocks of fresh harvest apart from destroying the crops.
The wild elephants are also raving to ground several banana trees, bettle-nut trees and other plantations and vegetation.