The deceased has been identified as Nilanti Mandin of Narikhulia village under Narayanpatna police station limits in the district.
As per reports, Nilanti and three other women of Narikhulia village were returning home after work but took shelter under a tree due to heavy rain in the evening.
The lightning struck when they were standing under a tree. Nilanti reportedly died on the spot while the other three women sustained severe injuries.
The locals rescued the injured persons and rushed them to a hospital in Narayanpatna.
On being informed, Narayanpatna police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the matter.
“A case of unnatural death has been registered. The body will be handed over to the family members after the autopsy. Further investigation is underway,” a Police officer said.