Raigarh: The carcass of a wild tusker was recovered from Dharamjaigarh forest division in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district, forest officials said.
“The carcass of around 80-year-old tusker was found lying in the forest close to Behramar village yesterday,” Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Pranay Mishra said.
The forest personnel reached the spot after villagers informed them about the carcass, he added.
The carcass was buried inside forest after the autopsy by veterinarian, he added.
The cause of the elephants death can be ascertained only after the post-mortem report is received, said the official.
Prima facie it seems that it was a natural death as no injury marks or scars was witnessed on the carcass, he said.
A case has been registered in this connection and the investigation was launched, the officer added.