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Dasara elephant Ashwatthama passes away due to alleged electrocution

The incident occurred when the elephant came in contact with the solar fencing amid rainfall at the Bhimanakatte elephant camp of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve (NTR) in Hunsur taluk, officials said.
Last Updated : 11 June 2024, 12:43 IST
Last Updated : 11 June 2024, 12:43 IST

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Mysuru: Thirty-seven-year-old Ashwatthama, a Dasara elephant, died due to alleged electrocution in the early hours of Tuesday.

The incident occurred when the elephant came in contact with the solar fencing amid rainfall at the Bhimanakatte elephant camp of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve (NTR) in Hunsur taluk, officials said.

The elephant was rescued in 2017 from Sakleshpur taluk in Hassan district. He participated as 'Saalaane' in Dasara Jumbo Savari procession held at the Mysore Palace premises in 2021, during the pandemic.

Post-mortem was conducted in the presence of NTR DCF C Harshkumar by six veterinarians of the reserve.

He was cremated at the camp premises on Tuesday afternoon.

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Published 11 June 2024, 12:43 IST

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