Elephant killed, cut into pieces in Cox’s Bazar forest
Miscreants from Ramu upazila of Cox's Bazar electrocuted an Asian elephant and mutilated the mammal, in an apparent attempt to cover up the killing.
The killing took place in the south Khuniapalong area under Ramu upazila early yesterday.
Police arrested one Najir Ahmed in connection with the incident.
Pronoy Chakma, upazila nirbahi officer of Ramu, told The Daily Star that a group of people fenced the arable land which was part of a protected forest.
The elephant was electrocuted initially, said Pronoy. Later, Najir Ahmed and his three sons cut up the injured mammal into pieces and tried to bury it in the mud, he added.
On information, they rushed to the spot, recovered the body parts, and arrested Najir while his three sons fled, Pronoy said.