Bokpyin Township Forest Department says that a wild elephant was killed by poisoned arrows on October 31 near Wardin village, Htaung Nga Thaing village-tracts, Pyigyi Mannaing town, Bokpyin Township, Tanintharyi Region.
The elephant was found dead near the west of Wardin creek’s foot bridge, five miles from Yuzana palm oil factory in Wardin village. The elephant reportedly stood 10 feet tall.
Local people informed the forest department of the death of wild elephant and then officials from various departments visited the site and they found that it was killed by poisoned arrows and had four injury marks.
Staff Officer Soe Tint of Bokpyin Township Forest Department said, “The wild elephant was likely killed by an elephant hunter because we found it was killed by poisoned arrows and the hide of the wild elephant was removed.”
A case has been registered at Pyigyi Mannaing Town (Beat) police station with case number (Pa) 22/2019 under section 41(a) of Law for Conservation of Biodiversity and Environment with the aim to arrest the culprit.