As many as three elephants were killed after coming into contact with high voltage electricity line on the outskirts of Guwahati, reports emerged early on Friday morning.
As per initial reports, the incident took place at Panichanda in Rani Tea Estate in the village of the Kamrup rural district of Assam which falls under the Rani Forest Office.
It has come to the fore that the wild tuskers had come out of the forest in search of food. However, they were killed after getting electrocuted.
Officials from Rani Forest Division arrived at the scene of the incident after being informed by locals who spotted the elephant carcasses.
Following the incident, the locals of the region expressed anguish and displeasure at the deaths. They also performed rituals as the mighty beast is often considered a revered figure in Hindu mythology.