Madikeri, Aug 19 : A 55 year-old tusker died due to electrocution at Areca Farm at Hermandu in Kutta Badaga village on the border of Nagarahole Forest in Virajpet Taluk in Kodagu District of Karnataka. The Tusker was found dead in the plantation belonging to Mukkatira Deepu of the village.
It is said that the pachyderm, which came in search of food, pulled down an Areca tree and the elephant came in contact with live wire fallen and died of electric shock. Tithimathi ACF Sripathi, RFO Ashok Hunagunda and staff visited the spot. After performing an autopsy, the elephant was buried in Nagarahole forest. Tusker died on Sunday. UNI