Idukki: Tusker tramples woman to death
Times of India
July 22, 2021
A 45-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Thalakkulam
near Poopara in Idukki on Wednesday.
Police said the woman, Vimala from Korampara, was attacked around 2.15pm
while working at a cardamom plantation.
Due to heavy fog and rain, the workers did not see the elephant inside the
plantation. While others working with her managed to escape, Vimala was
attacked by the jumbo and died on the spot.
Vimala’s body was shifted to the Adimali Government Hospital for autopsy.
Vimala is survived by husband Chiramjeevi and children Elangover and Gopi.
The farmland is along the Mathikettanshola National Park border and wild
elephant attacks have been rampant in the area for the last one week, said
Since 2010, over 39 people have lost their lives in wild elephant attacks
in Munnar wildlife division.