Jumbo died in Naxalbari village

TARABARI (NAXALBARI)
11 Oct 2017

A female wild elephant was found dead at Tarabari village under Naxalbari block on Wednesday morning.
Initial investigation suggest that this ten year old elephant died due to electrocution but the exact cause of death will be known after the post-mortem report reaches the forest department officials.
Today morning around 5:30 am villages spotted the dead body of the elephant and soon informed the forest officials.
Officials of the forest department of Kolabari beat and Bagdogra range informed that local villagers use naked electric wire to protect their paddy field from the wild animals. The elephant might have died when it came into contact with the electric wires during night. (EOIC)