Wild elephant found dead in Jhapa, tusk cut off


By Lila Raj Khadka, Birtamod, April 17: A wild elephant was found dead with both tusks cut off in Jhapa. 

Chief of the Division Forest Office, Jhapa, Megh Raj Rai, said that a wild elephant was found dead inside the Kalika Community Forest located at Mechinagar Municipality-12, around 4:30 PM on Tuesday. The locals spotted the dead tusker and informed the police. The team of police and officials of the Division forest office reached the spot after receiving the news.

Chief Megh Raj Rai, said, “While looking at the state of the elephant, it looks like the elephant might have been killed around 30 hours ago. It was found with both of the tusks cut off. The detailed description of the elephant is yet to be ascertained.” 

There is another elephant near the dead one so a team of police and forest rangers are not being able to go near the dead elephant. 

He said that a team has been deployed to give security to dead animals. 

According to the Division Forest Office, Jhapa, the number of wild elephants that have been found dead in Jhapa since 2005 has reached 20. 

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