Dhenkanal: The carcass of a pregnant elephant was found near a vegetable field in Balua Sahi village under Sadar Forest Range in Dhenkanal district this morning.
Following information, Dhenkanal DFO and Forest staff of Sadar Range rushed to the village.
Though the cause of the death is yet to be established, it suspected that the animal was electrocuted to death. The department has started an investigation to ascertain the cause of death of the animal.
The forest officials confirmed that the elephant was about 12-years-old and pregnant.
A herd of elephants at a distance of around 500 metres from the carcass was seen.