Alipurduar, Aug 12: Two elephants, including a baby elephant were found killed on Wednesday on the roadside of Bhtootrii-Samati route under Boxa Tiger Reserve Forest in Alipurduar. The forest officers of Boxa Reserve rushed to the spot when they got information fro the locals. Subhankar Sengupta, Field Director of Boxa Tiger Reserve said, there is a naked wires in site on this spot we believe that it could have been electrocuted.”
Death due to electrocution is not new to these areas. There are multiple elephant corridors in these areas. Often damaged electricity poles and naked wires in the elephant corridors cause grievous injury or even deaths to the elephants.