Rojalin Mishra

Sundergarh/Cuttack: An ailing tusker undergoing treatment at Taladihi forest under Barasuan range in the district died this morning.

As per reports, the tusker had been ill for last two days and was being treated by a team of forest department officials.

While the reason behind the death of the tusker is yet to be ascertained, the post-mortem report is awaited.

On the other hand, the elephant which was found roaming in sector 8 and 9 of Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) has been chased away to Dhabaleswar Gada area by forest officials.

Yesterday, a herd of elephants strayed into the area following which a joint team of forest officials and police began an operation to drive away the elephants.

Following the incident vehicular movements were prohibited and power outage was suspended in the area.