Elephant tramples woman to death, then returns to funeral to attack her again

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Last week, a 70-year-old woman in India suffered fatal injuries after she was attacked by an elephant who had escaped from the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. In a truly bizarre twist, the same elephant showed up at the woman’s funeral and grabbed her body before throwing the corpse into the air.

According to The Print, the tragic attack happened last Thursday while Maya Murmu was collecting water from a well. Murmu was taken to a hospital but died from her injuries. Later the same day, during the last rites ceremony, the same elephant reappeared, grabbed Murmu’s body from the pyre and threw her into the air and trampled her body before running away.

There is no further information about the fatal interaction, or why the elephant targeted Murmu.

(Stock image of elephant via Pixabay free images)

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