The media reported that a 45 year old woman Jayanti Gaonkar was gored to death at a plantation in Kankire, Sattari after she was attacked and seriously injured by the bison, The woman who was accompanied by another woman had gone to the plantation to plant new cashew saplings.
The woman did not see the bison, and bisons horns caused serious injuries to her stomach. She succumbed to her injuries while being taken to the hospital for treatment. Gaonkar’s husband had died, and she was the sole earning member of the family, leaving behind three children and her mother in law
Kankeri is located close to Bondla wildlife sanctuary, and there many instances of animals attacking humans.