Elephant electrocuted to death (Jalpaiguri, India)


Press Trust of India   

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The carcass of a tusker, with an electric wire attached to its trunk, was found from Dhupguri area of Jalpaiguri district this morning, forest department officials said.

The adult male elephant had entered the field area which was surrounded by high voltage electric wire. It came in contact with live wire and was electrocuted to death, they said. 

Bhajen Roy, the owner of the field fled after the incident last night.

Forest officials have taken away the carcass from Maraghat locality for postmortem. 

Several people who own agricultural fields near the forest use high voltage electricity wire to check elephants from entering their fields.