Tangi: While several incidents of anti-wildlife activities are being reported from across the State, an ailing elephant was found struggling for life in a crop field at Haladibasanta village under Dalijoda forest range here in Cuttack district.
The locals spotted the tusker lying in the field and informed the forest department for treatment.
The elephant was found feeling complication to move its head and body.
According to reports, a herd of elephants were found moving at the village a week ago. While six elephants had returned to the forest, one elephant, which was supposed to be ill, could not be to make its way back.
Last night, the elephant herd had again visited the village to take the sick animal with them. However, they went back to the forest leaving the elephant alone in the crop field.
The forest officials and veterinary doctors were yet to reach the spot till the last report came in.