Tusker found dead in mango farm, one held by Odisha police (India)
The New Indian Express
June 7, 2021
HENKANAL: A 15-year-old tusker was found dead in a mango orchard at
Gobindaprasad village in Odpada block here on Sunday.
It is suspected that the elephant died after coming in contact with the
solar fence erected around the mango farm. The farm owner, identified as
Biswajit Jena, has been arrested.
On being informed, forest officials led by DFO Prakash Chand Gogineni along
with a veterinary team rushed to the spot.
The officials said though no 11 KV line was spotted near the place, the
orchard was connected to LT line. Jena was interrogated and postmortem
performed on the carcass.
The DFO said, investigation is underway basing on local inputs.
Samples of the carcass have also been sent to laboratory. Sources said a
herd of elephants cross the road near the orchard regularly and often feast
on the mangoes.