Rescued baby elephant dies in Athagarh

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Athagarh: The rescued baby elephant died of loose motion and high fever while undergoing treatment in Cuttack district.

The sick baby elephant was rescued by Khamarnuagon villagers from a mud well under Khuntuni Forest Range in Athagarh area on August 16 after being separated from a herd which sneaked into the area the previous night.

The sick calf which was around seven-month-old died due of loose motion and high fever while undergoing treatment at a local veterinary hospital here, a forest official said.

However, locals claimed that the baby elephant died due to medical negligence.

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