Poachers stuck again, female & calf elephant electrocuted

Bhubaneswar: Taking advantage of the perennial loopholes in manning the sanctuaries of the state by forest personnel, poachers stuck once again on Sunday this time killing a female and a calf elephant in Panakhai village under Khallikote range of Ganjam district.

The incident which took place barely 48 hours after a similar incident was reported in Karadabani jungle under Gallery range of Bhanjanagar where two elephants including a female and a calf were electrocuted, has sent shockwaves among pachyderm lovers.

Residents of Panakhai village in the morning found carcass of the female elephant and informed the forest officials. Though from primary investigations the jumbo