Tusker Shot Dead Near Hassan (India)


New Indian Express

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HASSAN : A 40-year-old tusker was shot dead by miscreants near Magodu village of Arkalgud taluk on Monday night. Sources said the elephant could have been killed for frequently destroying standing crops in the area.

Forest officials, including Deputy Conservator of Forest Ganesh Bhatt, visited the spot on Tuesday and confirmed that the elephant was shot dead.

The officials removed three pellets from the neck and forehead and buried the body after an autopsy.