An adult male elephant aged around 30 years has been poisoned to death in Assam’s Udalguri district.

Local residents found the carcass of the tusker in the forest at Chaglijhar village near Hatigarh in Udalguri district on Wednesday.

“An autopsy report on the carcass showed that the elephant had been poisoned,” said a forest official.

“We found poison in its digestive system,” he said.

Since last Sunday, three elephants have lost their lives in Assam due to electrocution.

While an 18-year-old female elephant was electrocuted to death in Dholagaon Pathar in Golaghat district on Sunday, a male elephant died after he came into contact with live wire at Gorchuk in Guwahati.

An 18-year-old male elephant died at Burhapahar range in Kaziranga National Park’s (KNP) on Monday after the pachyderms came in contact with the transmission lines.

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