Athagarh: A tusker was found dead in a paddy field at Paikarapur village under the Athagarh Forest Division on Friday. The elephant’s body was lying in the mud. However, the reason of the death of the tusker was yet to be ascertained.
On being informed, forest officials reached the spot and launched an investigation into the death of the elephant which was assumed to have died previous night.
Earlier, several elephants had died due to electrocution after coming in contact with live wires in Athagarh, which is known as an elephant corridor. Many times, herds of elephants create panic obstructing the roads in the region.