Wild elephant electrocuted as it pulled down overhead power line
It was a genuine power connection provided by the Tangedco to run a motor in the private farm.
CHENNAI: A male elephant, which had strayed out of forest in search of crops, was electrocuted after it pulled down an overhead power line near a private farm at Velakalahalli village near Melkadu in the Rayakottai Forest Range, in Krishnagiri district on Monday.
It was a genuine power connection provided by the Tangedco to run a motor in the private farm. Forest Department officials said an autopsy was carried out on the dead pachyderm at the spot.
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