From a Correspondent
MARGHERITA, Feb 5: An elephant was found dead on Sunday at Powai Forest Reserve which falls under Margherita East Range Forest of Digboi Forest Division.
The elephant had died probably a month ago and foul smell was coming from the body. According to sources, local resident of Powai Forest Reserve saw the elephant’s body and informed the forest department staff.
Local people said that poachers might have killed the elephant as poaching incidents had increased in Upper Dehing Forest Reserve of Digboi Forest Division. They demanded the State Forest Minister to conduct an enquiry into the death of the elephant.