Athgarh: A tusker was found dead in a paddy field at Paikarapur village under Athgarh forest division here today.
The body of tusker was lying in the mud. However, the death of the tusker is yet to be clear.
Reaching the spot the forest officials have launched investigation into death of the tusker. It is assumed to have died at night.
Earlier, several elephants had died after coming contact with live wire in Athgarh, which is known as elephant corridor.
Many times, a herd of elephants create panic obstructing the roads in the region. Besides, casualties have also been reported in the past in human-elephant conflict.