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Dhenkanal: In yet another case of elephant death in the state, a female elephant was found dead under suspicious circumstances in Similipatna near Ichhapur village under Sadar Forest Range in Dhenkanal district on Monday.
The pachyderm, aged around 12 years was spotted by some residents of Ballabh Sahi early in the morning, who informed forest officials immediately.
A team led by Dhenkanal DFO and comprised of forest officials of Sadar Range reached the spot and conducted the preliminary investigation later in the morning. They have suspected that the jumbo could have died due to electrocution. The animal was also appeared to be pregnant from the physical structure, they added.
Forest officials have launched a drive to disperse an elephant herd which was seen at a distance of at least 500 meters from the spot where the dead jumbo was found.