Forest officials nab two elephant poachers in Kerala


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Forest officials of Kerala nabbed two elephant poachers during a combing operation. Officials at Edamalayar forest station launched one of its largest combing operations after carcasses of elephants were discovered in the woods. One of the arrested poachers was identified as Kalarikudiyil Kunjumon. Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF) Surendra Kumar led a team of nearly 250 forest officers during the search operation. Police said the gang was active from the past one year. Meanwhile, a 35-year-old female elephant was found dead in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary in Jharkhand. The mammal died of electrocution, said forest officials. Villagers and forest officials put the blame of elephant’s death on the electricity department.