Guwahati: A wild elephant was found dead in the Belguri forest area of the Rani Forest Office under the East Kamrup Forest Division.
The body of the female wild elephant was spotted by locals on Saturday morning.
It is learned that the elephant was shot dead by poachers three days ago and its trunk and tusks were missing. Most of his body was also cut off.
Forest departments and police from both states rushed to the scene and conducted post-mortem examinations.
There is much controversy among the residents of the area about the killing of wild elephants by poachers and the cutting of their tusks and meat.
Locals alleged that such incidents took place solely because of the negligence of the forest department.
It may be mentioned that the region lies on the border of Assam and Meghalaya, and poachers have become addicted to hunting wild animals in recent years.