Carcass of elephant found

Dhenkanal: The carcass of a tusker was found today near a village in Dhenkanal district, official sources said. The carcass of the elephant was spotted by villagers near Anthukuraketeni village of Sarangi range forest, S K Dalei, District Forest Officer (DFO) of Dhenkanal said.

The cause of the death has not yet been established and it would be ascertained after post-mortem, Dalei adds. Both the tusks measuring 68 cm and 63 cm were intact and the age of the pachyderm was around 40 years, he said.