Berhampur, Dec 16 (LocalWire): Bullet-ridden body of a five-year-old tusker was found near Meghajholi village on Ganjam-Gajapati border on Sunday, said a forest official.
The body of the tusker was found in a pool of blood on the outskirts of the village under Digapahandi forest range this morning, said Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), AK
“The tusker has at least three gunshot injuries on its body.
It is suspected that miscreants have shot the pachyderm dead,” Behera said.
But the autopsy report will confirm the exact cause of death of the elephant, he added.
The tusks of the tusker are around 1.5 feet long each.