Ailing tusker dies in Keonjhar forest

Keonjhar: In yet another incident of jumbo death in the state, an ailing tusker succumbed at Talapada village under Daitari protected forest area in Keonjhar district today.

The tusker which was suffering from a leg injury had been spotted near a forested area by some locals few days back. Forest officials have put the animal under observation after getting a call from the villagers in the incident, later.

Locals said, the condition of the animal deteriorated since last night and it passed away till this afternoon.

Forest officials have reached the spot and sent the carcass for autopsy.

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