7-year-old girl killed in elephant attack

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Keonjhar: In an incident of man-animal conflict, a 7-year-old girl was killed by an elephant in Mundasahi under Champua forest range early on Thursday morning.

The deceased girl was identified as Sini Munda.

According to sources, the tusker, that ventured into the village went on a rampage and attacked Sini and her family while they were fast asleep. After breaking their boundary and wall, the jumbo dragged the victim and later smashed her to death. Two other siblings of the deceased girl also sustained critical injuries in the attack.

The incident has sparked resentment among the locals raising concerns over the safety of the locals, sources said.

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