Mysore, Jun 2 (UNI) A female elephant was found dead near a sugarcane farm in Metikuppa forest range in H D Kote taluk of the district today.
Forest officials said the 35-year-old elephant had bullet injuries on its forehead and might have been shot from close range.
H D Kote forest officer Radhakrishna visited the spot. The carcass was sent to Metikuppa Forest Range Veterinary Hospital for postmortem.
A case was registered under the Wildlife Animals Act, the officials added.
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