Elephant found dead, appears to be electrocuted

The elephant was found dead last evening in a field at Himmatpur Dauntiyal village of Ramnagar subdivision.

By: Press Trust of India | Rishikesh | Published:June 11, 2014 2:05 pm

A 10-year old female elephant was found dead in a field close to the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital district, a forest official said on Wednesday.

The elephant was found dead last evening in a field at Himmatpur Dauntiyal village of Ramnagar subdivision, park warden of Corbett Tiger Reserve S C Upadhyay said.

Prima facie it appears that the elephant was electrocuted, he said, adding, an autopsy is being conducted.

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