Two Elephants Die of Electrocution in Assam’s Baksa

Forest official informed that two elephants were found dead after coming into contact with illegally installed electric fences in Assam’s Baksa district near the Bhutan border.

The incident occurred in the Koroibari area near the Batabari Forest Range. Two adult female elephants came down from the Bhutan Hills looking for food, he said.

Reshan Daimary, who had allegedly constructed the electric fences to protect his crops, surrendered to the authorities and was charged with felony criminal mischief.

According to the official, this is the third occurrence of elephant electrocution this year, amid a growing human-elephant conflict in which illegal electric fences have claimed the lives of 13 jumbos so far.