Elephant electrocuted in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur: A full grown wild elephant was electrocuted in Mirzadih, around 25 kms from Jamshedpur under Patamda police station of East Singhbhum district, forest department official said.

35-year-old male elephant came in contact with a live electric wire in the wee hours on Saturday, which was hanging loose after a storm accompanied by rain lashed the area on Friday, Forester Mangal Kashyap said.

Forest officials have arrived at the spot and process was on to bury the pachyderm following a post-mortem, he said.

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