Assam: Stranded elephant dies in Bangladesh after being tranquilized
The elephant that was washed away by the strong currents of the flooded Brahmaputra river from the state of Assam to Bangladesh was reported to be dead on Tuesday according to sources.
The rescue team which was sent to Bangladesh by the Assam government to retrieve the elephant stranded in Bangladesh had failed to tranquilize the pachyderm. The rescue team returned to Assam on August 7.
The three-member expert team, comprising retired senior forest department official Ritesh Bhattacharyya, serving Divisional Forest Official (DFO) of Dhubri Suleiman Choudhury and serving veterinarian Dr Kushal Konwar Sarma, failed to tranquilise the elephant due to flood in the area.
The team members met the Bangladesh forest department officials and requested them to look after the elephant. However, the pachyderm died on Tuesday after being tranquilized by Bangladesh forest officials.
The pachyderm was washed away in June from Kaziranga National Park and reached Bangladesh, bordering Dhubri district of Assam.
(Source: Internet sources)