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Poachers kill tusker in Orissa

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Poachers have killed a young elephant for ivory in the forested area of Rajagadia in Orissa’s Angul district, a forest official said.

The elephant’s decomposed body was found Thursday evening.

According to forest officials, the tusks were sawn off and taken away.

A post-mortem examination was conducted and it is suspected that the elephant was poisoned to death.

According to a government report, more than 300 elephants have been killed in the state in the past six years.

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