Wild Elephant Attacks a Mother and Two Children

Wild Elephant Attacks a Mother and Two Children
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A wild elephant has entered Kudagama Village in Thambiyawa, Tantirimale and attacked a mother and her children.  The mother is dead and children were also injured.

The children were admitted to the Anuradhapura hospital. The victim was identified as G. Nadika Dilhani, 27, of Kudagama, Thambiyawa, Tantirimale.

The injured were Kavishka Dilshan, 7, and Narodya Dilshani, 2. Investigations revealed that the victim had gone with her husband and two children to sleep in the watch hut beside her house which was built to guard their plot of cultivated land. Around 3.00 a.m. a wild elephant had approached the cultivation and broken the hut. Her husband who had got thrown away when the elephant attacked him had gone into hiding and the woman had escaped with the children to go into hiding. This unfortunate incident has taken place when she came back from the hiding place.  The elephant has started chasing them and attacked killing her on the spot and injuring the two children.

Tantirimale Police is dong further investigations into this.

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