Odishatv Bureau

Berhampur: A tusker was killed by poachers for ivory in the Karchuli jungle under Buguda forest range in Ganjam district, forest officials said on Tuesday.

The 60-year-old elephant was electrocuted after it got entangled in live electric wires laid by poachers in the area last night, Divisional Forest Officer, Ghumusara (South) R Ch Sethi said.

The poachers decamped with a portion of the tusk.