An elephant, with a bullet-riddled body, was dug out of the ground at a protected forest in Cox’s Bazar’s Kalapara area yesterday.
Locals alleged that the owners of a local paddy field shot the elephant and had buried it to avoid detection.
On information, forest workers recovered the elephant’s body from a forest under Fulchhari Range of Cox’s Bazar North Forest Division on Saturday afternoon, said Fulchhari Range Forest Officer Syed Mohammad Abu Zakaria.
Later, the dead elephant was buried after conducting an autopsy, he said.
The elephant had bullet marks on its body, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent.
Those who killed the elephant will be identified and action will be taken against them according to the law, the forest officer said.