Rourkela: The carcass of a four-year-old tusker was found in Sol forest range under Bonai forest division of Sundergarh district this morning.
However, the cause of the pachyderm’s death is yet to be ascertained.
Sources said some locals while venturing into the Kunjur reserve forest under Sol forest range to collect firewood spotted the carcass of the tusker and informed the Sol Forest Range Officer. A special team of forest officials reached the spot and initiated an inquiry.
The officials said the elephant died last night; however, the exact cause of its death will be known only after post-mortem.