According to the information, the villagers noticed the dead elephant early Saturday morning and informed the forest department. The cause of death could not be ascertained even as it is being said that the female elephant might have died a natural death due to age. The exact cause of the death could be ascertained only after the post-mortem report is out. The age of the elephant is said to be about 50 years.
The Ranger Ananta Jena, local forester Bhagyashree Diwedi and other officials reached the spot after receiving information from the villagers and sent the body for post-mortem.
The carcass of the elephant will be buried in the same forest near the village after the post-mortem. The forest department was investigating to know the cause of death.