Another wild elephant was found dead in Udalguri.
The 45-day-old wild elephant, which purportedly got separated from its herd, fell into a marshy area near Hattigorh Tea Estate along the Indo-Bhutan border in Udalguri district of Assam on Sunday.
“The villagers witnessed the wild elephant on Wednesday morning and informed us. Later we retrieved the carcass,” said a forest official.
“We suspect that the elephant while moving with the herd got stuck in the marshy area,” said Subit Sawra, a nature activist.
The site of the incident is near the Nonai Forest Reserve along the Indo-Bhutan border, which is about 30 km from the district headquarters, Udalguri.
Udalguri district is among the worst-affected human-elephant conflict zones in Assam.
Elephants come into conflict with people who have either taken shelter between or beside elephant habitats.
A number of people lose their lives due to man-elephant conflict in the district every year.