Monday, March 19, 2018

TUSKER CARCASS SEIZED IN BALANGIR Monday, 19 March 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR


TUSKER CARCASS SEIZED IN BALANGIR
Monday, 19 March 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
    

A carcass of a tusker was found inside the Chelia Reserve Forest in the Loisingha Range on March 16 morning by local villagers who had gone to collect firewood.
After getting information, the local forest officials along with veterinary surgeon rushed to spot. The postmortem report of the elephant body would be available within a few days and exact cause of death of tusker would be known then, said a forest official.
The incident has raised many questions about the circumstances and factors leading to the tusker’s death. Was it due to forest fire or injuries or any gunshot by miscreants? How the officials could not have any inkling about it?
Many people suspect that the elephants died due to lack of food as after the harvest of paddy there is nothing left. The only consolation is that a few water bodies exist where there is water to meet the need of the pachyderms.
The body was buried inside the jungle in the presence of lone veterinary surgeon, besides a ground level forest official. No independent witness was present there.
Locals have demanded an inquiry into the circumstances leading to death of the elephant.


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