Karlapat elephant deaths: Odisha Govt suspends Livestock Inspector

Bhawanipatna: Following deaths of seven elephants at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district, Odisha Government suspended a Livestock Inspector from service on charges of neglect of duty.

Inspector of Karlapat Livestock, Ganesh Pujari, was suspended for dereliction of duty, informed Animal Resources Additional Director Pratap Kishore Khamari today.

The move came after a decomposed body of an elephant calf was found at Ghusuriguda under Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday taking the toll to seven in just 20 days.

On Saturday, a three-member Central team from Delhi visited the sanctuary and confirmed that Haemorrhage Septicaemia was the reason of deaths of elephants.

Earlier, six elephants including a juvenile had died in two weeks at Karlapat forest. The samples of elephant carcass were sent to the Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology for examination. The test report suggested that the elephants had died of Haemorrhage Septicaemia.

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