Elephant found dead

Keonjhar: Carcass of a female elephant has been recovered from a forest near Banspal village here, a forest official said today.

The elephant, aged about ten years was found dead yesterday, Divisional Forest Officer (Keonjhar) Rohit Kumar Lenka said.

It is suspected that the elephant was killed by a tusker,he said.

Local residents said a herd of over 12 elephants had been roaming the village for the past few days damaging crops and triggering panic among villagers.