Guwahati: On Wednesday a full-grown wild elephant was found dead near the Peripur area of Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar. 

As per reports, the primary invesgation stated that the elephant died due to electrocution.

The elephant had come in contact with a live wire that was exposed from a pole.

The forest department is investigating the matter.

Also Read: Assam: Laden arrested in Jorabat while trying to “smuggle cattle”

It may be mentioned that elephants tend to “invade” human inhabited areas in search of food.

Every time an elephant pays an uninvited visit, an unwanted situation tends to take place in the particular area.

Often the visit results in the death of the elephant or the human. In recent times, elephant deaths due to electrocution have been a major concern as many farmers in order to protect their crops from elephants set up electric wires.

Also Read: Assam | J&K DGP (prisons) HK Lohia murder update: No terror angle emerged

While the motive of these live wires is just to chase away the jumbos, many times end up taking their lives.

Despite the topic being of great concern, no concrete solution has come out in years.

Avatar photo


Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. Mail us at: