The carcass of a male baby elephant was found at the Koliamati area near Dibru-river in Kakojan reserve forest under the Doomdooma forest division in Tinsukia district on Friday.

Locals spotted the carcass of the elephant and informed the forest department about the matter.

The forest personnel from the Doomdooma range went to the spot and sent the carcass for autopsy.

“We have found the carcass of the baby elephant on Friday morning,” said a Doomdooma forest official.

“We don’t know how he died after the autopsy report we can comment on that,” he added.

“Man-elephant conflict has been rising due to the shrinking of forest cover as the result the elephant comes to human habitation in search of food and as a result conflict took place,” the official added.

Devajit Moran, secretary of Green Bud society, an environmental NGO said, “A few days ago a man was killed by a wild elephant at Digboi Oil field area while he was returning after his work.”

“Cases of man-elephant conflict have been rising in the upper Assam area,” he added.

Two months back, a baby elephant was found dead at Bogapani elephant corridor,” he further informed.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: