Elephant death: Forester, Forest Guard suspended

Sonepur: Taking strong note of the death of two elephants after coming in contact with live wire in Tithipali forest, the Subarnapur Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) suspended a Forester and Forest guard for dereliction of duty.

Besides, four employees of the elephant quad and a tracker were sacked, the DFO stated on Monday.

Notably, two pachyderms died in the reserve forest on Sunday morning after coming in contact with solar fencing wire, which was connected to a live extra-high tension wire.