Elephant carcass found in Khairaputi

Berhampur: An elephant carcass was found near Khairaputi village in Gallery forest range in Ganjam district.

“The old elephant, found dead on Sunday, was suspected to have died due to electrocution. The cause could be known after post-mortem,” Divisional forest officer, Ghumusar (North) B B Behera said.

This was the third elephant which died in the area in a month. A female elephant was found dead at Chakraghati jungle in Tarsingi forest range in the district on February 23. Similarly the carcass of a two-month-old elephant calf was found by the forest staffs at Pochulundi in Muzagarh forest range about a month ago.