Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Dhenkanal, Mar 9:
An adult elephant has been killed by smugglers for its tusks in Hindol jungle situated in Dhenkanal district of Odisha.
According to reports, the elephant has been shot in the stomach and the smugglers have cut out both the tusks of the elephant.
After seeing the dead elephant the locals had informed the forest officials.
The elephant is suspected to have killed 4-5 days ago.
Yesterday, the forest officials recovered the body of the elephant and have started investigations.
Within one week, two elephants have been killed in the area.