Midnapore: Two adult elephants died at Jungle Mahal. The incident took place at West Midnapore’s Nepura area. The locals found them lying dead near a brick kiln.
Soon after the news spread, locals gathered in the area. The locals claimed that they were electrocuted to death. 11,000 Volt wire was found lying near the carcasses of the elephants. A post mortem will be done.
30-40 elephants have been seen in the area for several days. Locals claim that the forest department was taking them away from the area at night. During that time, these two elephants might have stepped into the wire.