Jumbo Electrocuted to Death in Sambalpur

Bhubaneswar: A tusker was reportedly electrocuted to death at Basiapada village under Sambalpur Sadar Forest Range in Odisha in the wee hours of Monday.

As per reports, the pachyderm, which had sneaked into the village in search of food, came in contact with a live wire. Upon getting the information, Forest Department officials arrived at the spot and launched a probe into the matter.

Efforts are on to ascertain the exact reason behind the elephant’s death, said an official. Some locals said that elephant was often seen roaming alone in the locality and wreak havoc. The pachyderm also used to break into paddy storage sheds and destroy crops.

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