Police inspect elephant carcass killed in Phetchaburi


PHETCHABURI, March 10 – Police and a team of specialists on Sunday inspected an elephant carcass in the Kaeng Krachan national park and gathered evidence to find the culprits.

Assistant National Police Chief Jaramporn Suramanee led the team of specialists to the national park in Phetchaburi by helicopter after he met Chaiwat Limlikhitaksorn, head of the national park to work on finding evidence to punish the culprits, after a female elephant believed to be pregnant was shot dead in the forest.

Pol Lt Gen Jaramporn said according to the report of the Kaen Krachan national park, there is a link that the group killing this female elephant is possibly related to two people suspected of killing elephants for tusks and organs last year and were arrested by the police. Collected fingerprints and DNA will be compared to see if the killing was conducted by the same group.

An autopsy will be performed on the carcass to determine if she was pregnant or not.