Another Pachyderm Dies In Athagarh Forest Division

Athagarh: A carcass of a tusker with injuries on the trunk was found at Nuataila cashew orchard in Athagarh forest division in Cuttack district on Monday.

Though the tusks of the elephant are intact, the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained.

According to reports, the matter came to the fore after some locals spotted the carcass and informed the forest officials about the same.

Meanwhile, Forest department officials have reached the spot and launched an investigation into the matter.

It is worthwhile to mention here that the Athagarh forest division is in the news for a quite long time for unabated elephant deaths in the region.

Besides, the forest division recently hogged the headlines after a poacher allegedly died under Forest department custody.

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