Jharkhand forest department team recovers elephant tusks, pachyderm was found dead on 16 January

  • The elephant was found dead on 16 January near a railway crossing at Chhipadohar in Latehar district and its tusks were missing.

Medininagar, Jharkhand: A special team of the forest department has recovered a pair of elephant tusks from a house in Latehar district, eight-days after a tusker was found dead with its tusks missing, a senior forest official said Thursday.

Director of Palamau Tiger Reserve (PTR), Mohan Lal told PTI that the tusks of the dead elephant and Rs 2 lakh in cash were recovered by the special team on Wednesday from the house at Garu village which falls under the PTR range.

The elephant was found dead on 16 January near a railway crossing at Chhipadohar in Latehar district and its tusks were missing.

Updated Date: Jan 24, 2019 11:13:50 IST