KAZIRANGA, June 26 - The ailing elephant, Rajdhan, which was lifted yesterday with the help of an excavator by a team of veterinary doctors from CWRC, Kaziranga, died at around 10:30 last night, informed one of the veterinary doctors, who was giving treatment to the ailing elephant since the last few days. He added that the elephant died of suspected food poisoning, which might have led to severe toxicity inside his body.
It is worth mentioning here that the elephant could be lifted yesterday from the spot in Panbari village after more than 12 days with the help of an excavator. Since there was no visible symptom of any kind of disease, veterinary experts believed that the elephant would soon be able to walk without any support and become normal. But unfortunately, it died yesterday due to severe toxicity. A final report will be available after the post-mortem is completed, said one of the veterinary doctors.