Sick elephant dies in Choudwar; 12 deaths in 2 months

Cuttack: A day after being recovered from a crop field near Haladibasanta village under Dalijoda Forest Range in the district, the sick tusker died while undergoing treatment in Choudwar.

As per reports, the elephant had developed an infection in mouth and was being treated by a medical team led by veterinary doctor, Antaryami Khuntia.

Earlier yesterday, locals had spotted the elephant lying in a crop field near the village and informed the forest officials who then rushed to the spot along with veterinary doctors and started treatment.

The elephant was one of the seven jumbos living in Promod Udyan near Tangi area of the district.

Earlier on November 14, two tuskers were killed after coming in contact with live electricity wire in Handapa forest range of Angul district and Deuli forest range of Mayurbhanj.

On October 22, seven elephants had died due to electrocution under Dhenkanal Sadar forest range. Similarly, on September 5, two elephants had died after being electrocuted in Jajpur district.