JALUKBARI, Dec 3 - A female elephant was found dead with its trunk missing near Mikirpara, one kilometre away from the Rani Reserve Forest, today.
Sources said an elephant calf was also found a few days ago a few kilometres away from the place where the female elephant was found dead yesterday.
The elephant had probably come down from the forest in search of her lost calf, but later she fell into Deepor Beel, and, for a few days, could not get out of it. Later, she returned to the reserve forest, but was found dead today.
It may be mentioned that a few days ago, locals near Deepor Beel rescued an elephant calf and it was handed over the Forest department.