Cuttack: A female elephant was found dead in a pool of blood in Sukasan Reserve Forest near Taila village under Athagarh forest division in Odisha’s Cuttack district on Wednesday.
The body of the jumbo, said to about 7 years old, was found lying in a pool of blood at an agricultural field of thevillage.
The exact cause behind the death of the elephant is yet to be ascertained.
Forest officials, after getting information, reached the spot and began an investigation.
According to locals, a herd of elephants had wandered into the farmlands from the nearby Rajnagar Sadar’s Taila arealast night in search of food.