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Poachers kill elephant in Orissa forest reserve

Thursday, 27 January 2011 - 2:50pm IST | Place: Rourkela | Agency: PTI
A decomposed carcass of an elephant was found today at Kunjur reserve forest in Sundergarh district. The dead elephant's tusk is missing.

A decomposed carcass of an elephant was found today at Kunjur reserve forest in Sundergarh district. The dead elephant's tusk is missing.

Divisional forest officer Arun Mishra said adding that it is suspected that poachers have killed the elephant and escaped with the tusk.

However, the exact cause of death of the pachyderm will be known after postmortem, he said.


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