News Desk : dhakamirror.com
The forest officials and police yesterday recovered the body of an elephant from Bakakura area of Garo Hills in Sherpur’s Jhenaigati upazila.
A herd of elephants entered the area from across the Indian border and raided paddy fields, causing a lot of damage to the crops, said Monirul Alam Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Jhenaigati Police Station,
“Locals found the male elephant, aged around four years, dead in the muddy boro field and informed forest officials and police. On information, police recovered the body around 10:00am,” added the OC.
The elephant might have been electrocuted by traps set up by farmers to save their produce from such attacks, said Makrul Islam Akanda, Rangtia range officer in Jhenaigati,
Some galvanised iron and electric wires have also been seized from the area, the official added.
Necessary actions will be taken after receiving the post-mortem report, said Faruk Al Masud, upazila nirbahi officer in Jhenaigati, after visiting the spot.