Ranchi, Dec 27 (IANS) An elephant died after being electrocuted in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district early on Thursday, officials said.
According to Forest Department officials, an elephant was roaming around Purchiasai village, trying to eat paddy kept in the field. It came in contact with an electric wire and died on the spot.
In November, a baby elephant had died, drowning in the pond.
Around 100 elephants are roaming around the district, destroying crops and at times trampling people.