So far seven elephants have died in the past 20 days at the Kalrapat wildlife sanctuary in Odisha. Said to be a work of negligence by the caretakers, a Livestock Inspector has been suspended for the same.
Inspector identified as Ganesh Pujari was in charge to ensure vaccination jab to each animals of the kalrapat Sanctuary and domestic cattle in the surrounding villages. The vaccination was guided after the wildlife recorded with deaths of six elephant within 14 days period, due to Hemorrhagic Septicemia (bacterial disease).
The veterinary experts from Delhi have visited earlier after the happenings and confirmed the cause (septicemia) behind the sudden deaths of the elephants. After which the director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services issued the guidelines for vaccination jab to the animals.
Inspector Pujari was in charge for the purpose, suspended later on Monday, after a decomposed elephant calf body was recovered from the Sanctuary, Yesterday. He further failed to show the record related to vaccination drive. By this the record of the dead elephants in last 20 days rose to seven as of now.