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Tag: Jumbo Death

Jumbo death
Electrocution of elephants: Odisha asks discoms to pull the plug

Bhubaneswar: At a time when rising number of elephant deaths due to electrocution in several parts of the state has triggered outrage with the Centre even flagging concerns over the matter, the State government today ordered the discoms (power distribution companies) to disconnect power supply during movement of elephants in designated corridors. Citing that the […]

Crime Branch probe ordered into Dhenkanal elephant deaths

Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the death of seven elephants due to electrocution near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night. Expressing deep concern over the incident, the CM further ordered the concerned authorities to take appropriate action in case of any […]

Pregnant female elephant found dead in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: The carcass of a female elephant was found near Balua Sahi in Ichhapur under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district this morning. Though the exact reason behind death of the jumbo is yet to be established, it is suspected that the animal was electrocuted to death. According to reports, some locals spotted the body and […]

elephant hit by train
Elephant hit by train dies in Dhenkanal

Dhankanal: A wild elephant, which had suffered multiple injuries after being hit by a train on Friday, died Tuesday afternoon at the Matharagadi forests in Hindol range of Dhenkanal district. Locals spotted the carcass of the elephant in the forest and immediately informed the Forest Department whose officials rushed to spot, recovered the carcass and […]

Jumbo Deaths on Railway Tracks: DFO suspends 4 forest officials

Jharsuguda: Two days after four elephants were killed by a speeding train at the railway track crossing near Bagdihi range in Jharsuguda district, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) today suspended four forest personnel for negligence in duty. DFO Sushant Kumar has reportedly suspended Forester Basanta Pradhan and forest guards Biswanath Pradhan, Sunil Bhoi and Rohit […]