Tusker carcass found in Angul forest

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Angul: The carcass of a tusker was found in Badakhunturi forest under Khamar forest range in Pallahara in Angul district on Friday.

According to sources, locals spotted the pachyderm’s body this morning and alerted forest department about it.

On being informed, forest officials reached the spot and started a probe to ascertain the circumstances under which the jumbo died.

Though the exact reason behind the tusker’s death is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the elephant was killed by poachers for its tusks, said an official.

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