The body of an adult elephant was recovered from Saraswatipur Tea estate area of Rajgunj. It is known that on Thursday morning the locals first saw the body of the said elephant.
After this the information was given to the forest department. As soon as the news was received, the forest workers of the Salugada Range reached the spot.
The primary estimation of forest workers is that the elephant death was due to over age. Forest officials have told that only after the post mortem report is received, the reasons of the death will be known.