Elephant with bullet wound found dead

Elephant with bullet wound found dead

Boudh: An elephant was found dead with a bullet injury in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur forest range in Boudh on Thursday. According to forest officials, locals saw the carcass and informed the Forest department after which it was sent for post-mortem.
Two tusks, 4 feet each, of the elephant were found intact. It is suspected that the elephant was killed by poachers who were unable to extract its tusks. Boudh Divisional Forest Officer Jasobanta Sethi said, “Bullet injuries were found on the carcass and it was sent for post-mortem. Strict action will be taken against the accused”.

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