Jumbo found dead

The jumbo is said to have died due to gangrene in the right hind leg, according to forest department officials. It is suspected that the elephant may have died on Wednesday itself.

Assistant Director of the taluk veterinary department Dr Shivaprasad conducted the ‘panchanama’ (A first listing of the evidence and findings that a police officer makes at the scene of a crime.

The document has to be signed by the investigating officer and two supposedly impartial witnesses). Deputy Conservator of Forests Vinay Kumar, Assistant Conservator of Forests Ramalingegowda and Range Forest Officer Chandru visited the spot.

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