Tusker Found Dead (Angul, India)


New Indian Express

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ANGUL: Decomposed carcass of a tusker was found in a forest near Jagannathpur village in Krushnachankragarh reserve forest under Angul division on Saturday.

Sources said the six-year-old animal might have died after coming in contact with live wire laid for poaching a few days back. Locals saw the carcass and informed forest officials, who sent it for postmortem. Forest officials, though, refused to reveal anything about the reason of death. Two months back, another tusker was found dead at the same spot under similar circumstances. Poachers have been laying live wires in the forest for killing boars and forest officials are a mute spectator to the crime.