Angul: A female elephant was found dead at Hinsaloi village near Nandapur in Angul district today. Though the exact reason of the death has not yet been established, forest officials suspect the animal might die due to age related illness.
The forest department seized the carcass for autopsy. After the report of post-mortem, the reason of death can be ascertained.
The jumbo sneaked into the village area yesterday. Locals spotted it and tried to disperse the animal. They said the pachyderm was sick.