Bargarh: The carcass of an elephant was found with its tusks missing at Dejuan under Lakhanpur forest range in Bargarh district on Thursday.
The matter came to light when some locals spotted the carcass and alerted the forest department officials.
According to forest personnel, the carcass of the wild animal indicates that it died a few days ago. It is suspected that poachers could have killed the animal and removed its tusks.
The carcass has been sent for autopsy to ascertain the exact reason behind the animal’s death.
An investigation is underway to identify the perpetrators of the incident.