The incident came to light after Ramasamy noticed the dead bear and informed the Forest Department. A team led by Deputy Director of MTR, Masinagudi LCS Srikanth reached the spot and a post mortem was performed on the carcass of the animal. It was then buried nearby. Srikanth said that the farmer had used an energiser to power the fence. “This is generally a permitted method as it gives a mild shock to any animal that comes into contact. Just after the first shock, the animal usually gets scared and goes away. However, in this case, the animal got stuck in the fence and struggled hard to relieve itself resulting in its death,” he added. The Forest Department had booked Ramasamy under Wildlife Protection Act and further inquiries are on.