Young elephant found dead near railway tracks

Rishikesh: A two-year-old elephant calf was found dead in the Lachchiwala range of the Dehradun forest division on Monday.

The young elephant was found dead in a ditch near the railway tracks in Nakraunda village, Dehradun DFO Rajiv Dhiman said.

Prima facie, it seems that the animal fell into the ditch after being hit by a train, which led to its death, he said.

The elephant died at 5.30 am when Delhi-Dehradun Janshatabdi Express passes through the area, the DFO said.

However, a post-mortem is underway and the exact cause of its death will be known only when the report comes, he added.

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