3 held for electrocution of wild jumbo in K’giri

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3 held for electrocution of wild jumbo in K’giri
DT Next
November 22, 2022

See link
https://www.dtnext.in/tamilnadu/2022/11/22/3-held-for-electrocution-of-wild-jumbo-in-k-giri
for photo.

A farmer and his two sons were arrested by the Krishnagiri Forest
Department on Tuesday for burying a wild elephant, which died of
electrocution after coming into contact with the illegal electric fence
erected around their farm.

The four-year-old tusker, which was part of a larger herd, had died on
November 14 as it came into contact with the illegal electric fence put up
by Ellappan (63) from Kadur village around his farm near a reserve forest
in Rayakottai.Next day, Ellappan and his two sons Muniraj (38) and
Subramani (28) buried the carcass clandestinely near their farm.

“To protect their paddy crop from wild boars, they let electricity in the
fence. Villagers, who came to know of the elephant death, had informed the
Forest Department officials on Monday,” said an official.

After an inquiry, the officials of the Forest Department on Tuesday exhumed
the carcass of the animal for a post-mortem. An autopsy by the veterinarian
also confirmed that the animal, which had injuries to its trunk, had died
due to electric shock. It was then buried in the same spot.

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3 held for electrocution of wild jumbo in K’giri DT Next November 22, 2022 See link <https://www.dtnext.in/tamilnadu/2022/11/22/3-held-for-electrocution-of-wild-jumbo-in-k-giri> for photo. A farmer and his two sons were arrested by the Krishnagiri Forest Department on Tuesday for burying a wild elephant, which died of electrocution after coming into contact with the illegal electric fence erected around their farm. The four-year-old tusker, which was part of a larger herd, had died on November 14 as it came into contact with the illegal electric fence put up by Ellappan (63) from Kadur village around his farm near a reserve forest in Rayakottai.Next day, Ellappan and his two sons Muniraj (38) and Subramani (28) buried the carcass clandestinely near their farm. “To protect their paddy crop from wild boars, they let electricity in the fence. Villagers, who came to know of the elephant death, had informed the Forest Department officials on Monday,” said an official. After an inquiry, the officials of the Forest Department on Tuesday exhumed the carcass of the animal for a post-mortem. An autopsy by the veterinarian also confirmed that the animal, which had injuries to its trunk, had died due to electric shock. It was then buried in the same spot. https://www.dtnext.in/tamilnadu/2022/11/22/3-held-for-electrocution-of-wild-jumbo-in-k-giri