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2 elephants killed by poisoning in Assam

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Guwahati:  In a tragic incident, dead bodies of two elephants were found in Karbi Anglong district bordering Kaziranga National Park on December 12 (Sunday), officials said.

The body of one adult elephants was recovered nearby a drain inside the tea estate and another young elephant’s body was lying a few meters away from the previous one.

According to forest officials, carcasses of a pregnant elephant and a male calf were found at Borbhetagaon, to the east side of Forest Range Office, Dolamora bordering EAWL Division.

Post mortem was conducted by wildlife veterinarians from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Kaziranga.

Preliminary investigation shows that the cause of death of the elephants is due to suspected poisoning.

Cases have been booked under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and a hunt for the culprits is said to underway, officials said.

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