Elephant found dead

Special Correspondent

Udhagamandalam: An elephant was found dead on a potato field at Kadashola-Athikkal, near here, on Tuesday. According to Forest Range Officer Premkumar local people had reported the incident to the Forest Department. A team headed by the District Forest Officer, K.Soundarapandian, had rushed to the spot and set in motion an investigation. Prima facie evidence indicated that the male elephant aged about 35 years had died due to electrocution. Arrangements had been made for a post mortem examination by a team of doctors headed by forest veterinarian Kalaivanan.

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