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Elephant found dead near Bannerghatta

The carcass of an elephant found near the Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore on Tuesday.

The carcass of an elephant found near the Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore on Tuesday.  

Bangalore Aug. 26. A 25-year-old elephant was found dead near the Bannerghatta National Park early on Tuesday morning.

Srinivasa Murthy, park veterinarian, conducted the post mortem in the presence of forest officials and 4.5-foot-long tusks were removed from the carcass.

The non-governmental organisations (NGOs), INCERT and Green Cross, have said that the tusker raided a sugarcane field and a banana farm which has an "illegal" high-voltage electric fence. When the animal came into contact with the fence, it was electrocuted, the NGOs added.

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