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Illegal electric fence kills elephant: Suspect released on two personal bails

The body of the elephant.  Picture by Sumithra  Kumarihami, Kantale Group Corr.
The body of the elephant. Picture by Sumithra Kumarihami, Kantale Group Corr.

A person produced before the Kantale Courts for the death of a wild elephant due to electrocution, was released on two personal bails worth Rs. 200,000 each by Kantale Acting Magistrate Shanika Perera. The case will be called again on February 16.

The suspect, giving a statement before Courts, said that he used an electric fence to protect his crops and properties because elephants destroyed his crops and damaged his house on several occasions.

As a result of his illegal electric fence, a young male elephant around 25 years of age, had died on the spot where it was electrocuted. 


 

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