In India, a stray elephant trampled a woman last week. Oddly enough, the animal later appeared at the woman’s funeral to trample on her body again.
GVsource: The Press Trust of India, Algemeen Dagblad
Last Thursday, 70-year-old Maya Mormo was drawing water in the village of Raipal, northeastern India, when an elephant attacked and trampled on her several times. The animal had strayed far from a nature park about 200 kilometers away. The woman was taken to hospital with critical injuries, but later died.
The woman’s body was delivered to her family later in the day. In keeping with Indian traditions, he wanted to organize a funeral on the spot. Strangely enough, the same elephant appeared again at that moment. According to a police officer, the animal pulled the woman off the pole, trampled her again, and threw the corpse around her. After that, the ceremony can still be finished.
Elephant deaths are not uncommon in India, where humans are increasingly occupying the animal’s traditional habitat. It is estimated that the country has about 30,000 Asian elephants, 60 percent of which live in the wild.