Jumbo death: 2 forest officials suspended

Nayagarh: A forester and three forest guards were placed under suspension as a departmental action for allegedly trying to suppress the death of an elephant in a forest under Nayagrah forest division.

Report of a jumbo death in Chadheyapali forest came to fore a few days ago which was not admitted by the forest officials. A lawyer had filmed the officials standing near the carcass and later he moved to the district collector and principal chief conservator of forest (PCCF) with the picture alleging that they were trying to cover up the animal’s death.

Following it, Nayagarh divisional forest officer initiated action against the erring officials.