Athagarh, Dec 13 (LocalWire): Alleged involvement of poachers has come to fore in death of the 7-year-old female elephant near Sabar Talia village under Rajnagar area on Wednesday.
Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Sasmita Lenka, on Thursday said preliminary investigations suggest the elephant was trapped and killed by making it to consume poisonous stuff.
“Investigation is underway. We have detained owner of the land, where the elephant was found dead, for questioning,” said Lenka.
The post-mortem was conducted on Wednesday and the report is awaited.