Chatra/Ranchi, Sep 19 (PTI) An elephant died after coming in contact with a live wire in Jharkhand on Saturday, a senior forest officer said.
The incident took place in a village adjoining Bhelwatand forest along the border of Ranchi and Chatra districts, Ranchi Divisional Forest Officer Ashok Kumar Dubey said.
'A 35-year-old female elephant, which was part of a 22-strong herd, came in contact with a live wire illegally connected to an irrigation pump,' Dubey told PTI.
A case was registered against the person, on whose field the wire was laid, and the matter is being investigated, he added. PTI IKD ACD ACD