Ramnagar (Nainital): In a tragic event, 60-year- old woman was trampled to death by an elephant in the Corbett Tiger Reserve area on Saturday morning.

The victim Tulsi Devi, a resident of Dhela village was attacked by an elephant while she was cutting grass in the tiger reserve with several other women.

“The victim’s body has been taken for postmortem,” the police sources said.

The situation is tense in the village after the death of the woman.

Protesting the death the agitated villagers held the negligence of reserve authority responsible for the mishap. Initially the villagers denied surrendering the victim’s body to the police for autopsy.