Wild elephant poached in Bandarban
Poachers killed a wild elephant at Kagoji Khola-Garjontoli area of Naikkhongchhari upazila on Sunday afternoon.
Locals alleged that the poachers shot the female elephant dead to collect its bones and tusk.
Naikkhongchhari police said local people saw the dead elephant with bullet holes in its body and informed the forest officials and police.
Earlier, a wild male elephant was allegedly killed at a rubber garden near Alikhhong village of Baishari union of the upazila on October 1.
Though the forest department claimed that the male elephant died of diarrhoea, witnesses said they saw bullet marks on it.
Lama forest office sources said, on information divisional forest officer and range officer of the Sangu Mouja went to the spot yesterday morning.
Naikhhongchhari upazila livestock office sources said a delegation from the livestock office under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon has also reached the spot to conduct a post mortem on the dead elephant.
The cause of the death could be known soon after the returns, sources added.