carcassMalakkapara: A decomposed carcass of an elephant was found in the Mahalakshmi Tea Estate near Paalpaara in Malakkappara region. The approximate age of the elephant is learnt to be 20 years and would have died 15 days back.

The carcass was first spotted by the labourers of the forest and they immmediately informed the news to the forest officials.

A team led by Range officer Shaktivel reached the spot and conducted the formalities. Forest Department veterinarian Manoharan conducted an autopsy on the carcass. It is learnt that the elephant had been hurt and then succumbed to its injuries.