Elephant death: Two Forest staffs suspended

Kamakhyanagar: Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Dhenkanal Forest Division Pradip Kumar Sahu on Thursday suspended two Forest staffs for dereliction of duty leading to the death of an elephant.

The decomposed carcass of the five-year-old female elephant was found from Panichua Math forest under Mahabirod Forest Range on February 2.

The two suspended staffs are Forester Prafulla Kumar Sethi and Forest Guard Panchanan Singh of Mahabirod Forest Range.

“I have taken action against these two staffs for dereliction of duty as they did not know about the death of the female elephant whose carcass was found at a distance of 1-2 km from the Range office,” the DFO informed.