Bihar jumbo 'poisoned' to death over mahout dispute

Bihar jumbo 'poisoned' to death over mahout dispute Begusarai (Bihar), Nov 10 (PTI) An elephant was founddead in Bihar's Begusarai district on Sunday, with its mahoutclaiming that the pachyderm was poisoned, police said.

Mohammad Maksud lodged an FIR against the elephant'sprevious mahouts Mohammad Gayas, Mohammad Shamshad andMohammad Nishad accusing them of poisoning the pachyderm todeath over a dispute with him, Deputy Superintendent of PoliceRajan Sinha said.

The elephant was owned by a family of Tajpur villageunder Teghra police station limits.

An investigation into the case is on, Sinha said.

Meanwhile, Begusarai Divisional Forest Officer (DFO)Sanjay Kumar Sinha said a team of veterinary doctors willconduct a post-mortem of the elephant.

The pachyderm will be buried under the supervision offorest department officials, he added. PTI CORR ARACD ACD