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Rogue elephant found dead in Chendipada reserve forest in Angul

Angul: An elephant that had allegedly killed two persons was found dead in a forest under Chhendipada Block in Angul district on Saturday.
The deceased elephant is assumed to be aged between 20 and 25 years. The carcass of Makhna (tusk-less male elephant) was recovered from Chhendipada reserve forest on Saturday.
According to reports, the tusk-less male elephant was sighted roaming in Chhendipada and Jarapada areas since last two months. It had created panic among residents after killing two people in Chhendipada locality.
However, mystery shrouds over death of the pachyderm as the body was found lying on the ground with a bleeding mouth.
The locals informed the forest department in the morning following which a team of officials reached the site and started investigation into death of elephant. After investigation, the post-mortem was conducted by Chhendipada Veterinary officer Dr. Bikash Ranjan Behera. The carcass was buried following autopsy.

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