As per reports, locals spotted the carcass and informed the forest officials in this regard.
On being informed, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) along with other officials reached spot and initiated an investigation to the matter.
The cause of death is yet to be ascertained.
“The cause of elephant’s death was not known immediately. It will be clear after the arrival of the autopsy report. Further investigation into the matter is underway,” said a senior forest official.
Odisha is among states to have reported very high number of deaths of elephants in India.
According to sources, more than 20 elephants have died, majority of them believed to be due to poaching, in Odisha since June this year.