Tusker carcass found - The New Indian Express

Tusker carcass found

Published: 12th February 2013 01:07 PM

Last Updated: 12th February 2013 01:07 PM

A tusker was found killed and its two tusks were removed by poachers at Mahasimana area on Odisha-Jharkhand border at the eastern tip of Sundargarh district.

Forest officials of Bisra range under Rourkela forest division along with forest officer of Samtha range in Jharkhand burnt the carcass on Monday as burying was not possible.

Bisra forest ranger S C Sahani said it appeared the animal was killed by poachers a couple of days ago. “Three bullets were pumped into the elephant and upon its death, tusks were removed.

He said the carcass lay on the Odisha- Jharkhand border, touching South Chirubera forest in Sundargarh district.

A case has been registered at Samtha range in Jharkhand.

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