Sundargarh: Tension prevailed at Ankurpali village under Kuanrmunda Forest Division in Sundargarh district following the death of an elderly woman by a tusker on Tuesday.

The deceased woman was identified as Dhania Lakra (60).

According to reports, the woman was on her way to attend nature’s call today morning when the pachyderm chased and attacked her killing on the spot.

Following the incident, the irate locals keeping the body staged a protest demanding the forest official to stray off the elephants from the area.

On information Kunaramunda Police reached the spot and were trying to pacify the angered villagers .