Berhampur: An elephant carcass was found near Khairaputi village in Gallery forest range in Odisha`s Ganjam district.
"The old elephant, found dead on Sunday, was suspected to have died due to electrocution. The cause could be known after post-mortem," Divisional forest officer, Ghumusar (North) B B Behera said.
This was the third elephant which died in the area in a month.
A female elephant was found dead at Chakraghati jungle in Tarsingi forest range in the district on February 23.
Similarly the carcass of a two-month-old elephant calf was found by the forest staffs at Pochulundi in Muzagarh forest range about a month ago.