Rajgangpur: Police arrested four more accused in connection with the death of an elephant here today.
The accused persons were identified as Sadhu Eka, Surendra Minz, Mallar Eka and Prafulla Kerketa. All are residents of Malarpada village under Rajgangpur police limits.
Earlier, police had arrested the prime accused identified as Harmohan Kerketa for allegedly electrocuting an elephant in Rajgangpur area.
According to reports, all the accused persons had laid electrical wires in a paddy field to kill a herd of elephants that had damaged the crops on Nov 15 evening. One of the elephants died after coming in contact with the live wires. Later, the accused burnt the jumbo on Nov 16.
A probe had been initiated following the incident. The police had arrested the main accused on the same day.