The personnel said that the elephant used to roam near Anaikatti and they used to spot it with another elephant that was also close to the same age. A couple of days ago, the animal was found unwell and that it could not eat due to sores in the mouth. Effort to feed the animal went in vain.
On Wednesday evening, the animal was given water mixed with medicine and it drank the water. They said that the jumbo could not be spotted on Thursday and it went into the forest. A Forest Department official said that efforts were on to spot the elephant to continue treatment for complete recovery.