Bhubaneswar, Feb 13: An elephant died after swallowing a crude bomb in the Bharatpur jungle on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.
Sources said, the elephant swallowed a crude bomb suspected to be planted by poachers to hunt wild boars 15 days back. Meanwhile, he was seriously injured after the bomb exploded. Its tongue was severed and its jaw was badly injured.
Being spotted, the veterinary doctors from Nandankanan and OUAT started treatment of the injured animal in the jungle but it succumbed on Monday night.