Death of elephants in Keonjhar: Forester suspended, notice issued to electricity dept

Keonjhar: Taking stringent action in connection with the electrocution of two female elephants in Odisha’s Keonjhar district, the local RCCF has suspended a Forester and a Forest Guard in this connection.

Sadar Range Forester Pradeep Barik and Forest Guard Mitrabhanu Nayak have been placed under suspension on charges of dereliction of duty.

Besides, a show cause notice has been issued to the electricity department.

Notably, two female elephants were electrocuted to death on the premises of Krishi Vigyan Kendra under Sadar Forest Range in the district on August 25.

As per reports, the elephants were trying to eat tree branches when their trunks touched the low-lying electric wire, which led to the death of the animals.

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