Guwahati: An elephant was found dead in a paddy field in Goalpara on Friday, officials of state forest department informed on Sunday. The six-year-old elephant was lying in a paddy field in Shantipara under Kanyakuchi Reserve Forest. 

According to divisional forest officer (DFO) Jitendra Kumar, the elephant might have succumbed to natural death, though the exact cause could be ascertained after the post mortem report. “The elephant which died on Saturday near Shantipara, Kanyakuchi RF is not clear because post mortem report is still not available. Further, I have also visited the elephant death spot and observed that a herd of elephant would have been present there at the time of death of elephant. We have not found any electric wire or other signs which may indicate that the elephant would have died due to electrocution. As of now, I can only say that elephant died due to natural causes,” Kumar added. 

Kumar also refuted reports in a section of Assam media that parts of the carcass had been chopped off by miscreants. He said that the body was intact and no part of it was chopped off.



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