A 60-year-old woman was allegedly gored to death by a male elephant in Anthiyur forest near Erode, forest officials said on Wednesday. Karunal of Vilankuttai forest settlement area in Burgur forest was collecting faggots with some other women in nearby forest, last evening, when a single male elephant emerged from a bush nearby and began chasing the women.
The pachyderm attacked Karunal and pierced her stomach with its tusk, killing her on the spot.
Others who managed to run to safety, informed the villagers and the forest officials, who reached the spot.
After the elephant left, they removed the body of Karunal.
A case of has been registered and investigation is on.