Dhenkanal, July 6: In yet another incident of elephant death, a tusker died after falling into an electric trap laid by the poachers to kill wild boars in Asarada village of Hindol Tehsil of Dhenkanal district.
The matter came to light today after some local villagers spotted the elephant carcass lying in the Hindol forest and alerted the forest officials.
On getting the information, forest officials rushed to the spot and recovered the carcass.
A Forest official said the elephant is believed to be around 25-30 years old.
An investigation has been initiated into the matter to unearth other details and nab the culprits involved, said the official.