Bhubaneswar: The elephant that had been found a week back with multiple bullet injuries in Narasinghpur West Range under Athagarh forest division in Cuttack district succumbed to injuries during treatment on Tuesday.
There were bullet injuries on the trunk, face, and front-right leg of the elephant. It had been spotted by locals in a dire condition following which youth leader Nirmal Jena apprised former minister and local MLA Debi Prasad Mishra to help.
Mishra had called up the Forest and Environment Minister Pradeep Amat to facilitate medical assistance for the elephant. The senior BJD leader had also advised Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani to depute an officer for communication and arrangements.