Odisha CM orders probe into death of elephants


Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the death of seven elephants due to electrocution in Dhenkanal district.

Expressing grief over their death, the Chief Minister also said that appropriate action would be taken if any criminal negligence was found in the matter.

Seven elephants died after coming in contact with a low-hanging live wire near Kamalanga village late on Friday night.

The Energy department suspended two officials and sacked a junior engineer after the deaths. The Forest department also suspended three officials for negligence. — IANS