Chhattisgarh: Elephant spot dead in Raigarh region
A cadaver of an elephant was spotted in a farm at Dharamjaigarh forest division of Raigarh region in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. Forest officers stated the actual reason behind the elephant’s expiry was yet to be investigated.
“We have located a cadaver on Tuesday at a farm of one Mehtar Singh in Banhar village of Dharamjaigarh forest division. During the initial probe, we have not discovered any reason behind the expiry and things will be transparent after the post-mortem, which is ongoing,” said BS Sarote, sub divisional officer of Dharamjaigarh forest division.
On March 29 of this year, an elephant calf was spotted dead in the same forest division. In 2020, between June and October, 15 elephant demises were enlisted in the state on separate occasions due to several motivations.
North Chhattisgarh is home to nearly 240 wild elephants, which wander in the coal rich forest areas in Surguja and nearby areas. Several occurrences of human-elephant battles have cropped up in the last few years here, details show.
In the last decade, the state has experienced an upsurge in its wildlife population including that of elephants, whose numbers soared from 225 to 290, according to the state forest department.