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Forester Suspended, Villager Arrested For Electrocution Death Of Elephant In Dhenkanal


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04 January 2019

Himansu Mohapatra


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Dhenkanal: A forester has been suspended and a villager arrested in connection with the electrocution death of an elephant in Dudurkote forest under Hindol range of Dhenkanal district.

Reportedly on Wednesday, a tusker had been electrocuted to death after coming in contact with live electric wire laid by a villager to kill wild boars.

While Dhenkanal DFO have suspended forester Gobardhan Sethy, the forest officials have also arrested a villager of Dudurkote identified as Bapi Behera, who had laid the electric wire.

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Gobardhan Sethy, Forester, Khajuriakata

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Suresh Kumar Sarangi, Deputy Ranger, Hindol Range