Dhenkanal: In a shocking incident, decomposed bodies of three elephants were found in the Borapada forests in the district on Saturday.
Residents of Borapada were drawn into the forest by putrid smell and found the three jumbos in a state of decomposition. The carcasses were entangled in electric wires.
The incident has brought to fore the poor patrolling and intelligence network of the forest officials in the district.
After receiving information, Forest Department personnel reached the spot and started an investigation into the jumbos’ death. As per preliminary investigations, two female elephants and a calf were suspected to have been electrocuted after coming in contact with live electric wires in the forest two to three days ago. The animals’ bodies were found entangled in the electric wires.