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Elephant found with bullet injuries in Orissa village

Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 23:09

Bhubaneswar: A female elephant was on Thursday
found with bullet injuries in her leg near Kumarbasta village,
nearly 30 kms from here, forest department officials said.

The pachyderm was allegedly fired at by locals last
night when a herd of elephants entered nearby human habitation
area after coming out of the Chakdaka Sanctuary, they said.

"The elephant has sustained three bullet injuries on
the back side of her left leg. We are taking steps for her
treatment," said G G Singh, Range officer of Khurda forest

The injured elephant was the eldest of the over 60
pachyderms in the Chandaka Elephant Sancuary here. Doctors
from the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
(OUAT) were asked to treat the animal, the officer said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 23:09

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