Subramanya, Aug 09: A tusker was electrocuted in Nalkoor reserve forest limits after it entered into an agriculture land in Devachalla village on Aug 08.
The wild elephant had entered the property of Herakaje Chinnappa Gowda on the previous night. Gowda’s family made loud noise to chase away the elephant. The tusker is said to have entered the farm land again and was electrocuted while attempting to suck the sap from fish tail palm tree.
The elephant is suspected to have come in contact with the 11 KV electric line which passes near the tree and was electrocuted. On Aug 8 morning, when Chinnappa Gowda went to the farm, he found the dead elephant by the roadside and informed the forest department.
The age of the elephant is believed to be around 25 years. District Conservator of Forest O Palaiah, Sullia RFO Subbaiah Naik and others visited the spot.