Elephant carcass found under Kanyakuchi Reserve Forest in Goalpara
An elephant was found dead in a paddy field in Goalpara on Friday.
GOALPARA: An elephant was found dead in a paddy field in Goalpara on Friday. The six-year-old pachyderm was lying in a paddy field at Shantipara under Kanyakuchi Reserve Forest.
According to DFO (Divisional Forest Officer) Jitendra Kumar, the elephant might have succumbed to natural causes. He added that the exact cause of the death of the elephant will be ascertained after the post-mortem report.
He further said, "I have visited the spot and observed that a herd of elephants would have been present there at the time of death of this elephant. Further we have not found any electric wire or other signs which may indicate that the elephant could have died due to electrocution."
Kumar also refuted reports in a section of the media that parts of the carcass have been chopped off by miscreants. He also said that the body was intact and no part of it was chopped off, stated a press release.