Dhenkanal: In a tragic incident, a woman was trampled to death by an elephant at Srirampur village under Bhuban Forest Range in the district on Friday morning.

The deceased woman has been identified as Kagaja Pani.

According to reports, the woman was going to take bath in the village pond, when the elephant trampled her to death.

Meanwhile, the forest officials, on information reached the spot and have initiated a probe.

However, tension prevailed in the area as locals held responsible the forest official had not done anything tangible even if they had prior information about the elephant herd near the village.

The locals have staged protest demanding adequate compensation to the next of the kin of the deceased.