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May 23, 2009

Female elephant electrocuted ...

A female elephant aged around 15 was electrocuted when it came into contact with an electric fence put up around a farmer's field near Thalawadi forest in the district.The incident occurred in Mallankuzhi on Thursday and a case has been registered against the farmer for allegedly causing the death of the elephant, forest officials and police said.

According to forest personnel, farmers in the area used to erect barbed wire fence and connect it to "mild" electric supply, which is permitted, in a bid to scare wild animals from entering their fields. However, some connect the normal electric supply, resulting in electrocutions.

Forest officials buried the elephant in a nearby forest area.

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