Rourkela, Oct 1 (PTI) Elephant poaching is on the rise in Bonai forest division of Orissa's Sundargarh district where two wild tuskers were killed within a week.
Forest officials said an elephant was found dead in dense area of Barsuan forest range yesterday and its tusks were found missing.
A similar incident was reported last week in Tamara range of the forest division.
B N Samal, ranger of Barsuan forest range said an inter-state gang of poachers was involved in the incidents.
All precautionary measures were being taken to protect the wild elephants and massive search operations launched to nab the local anti-socials who regularly work for poaching gangs for easy money.
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