Big reward for info on elephant deaths
PHETCHABURI - Rewards of 100,000 baht each are being offered to anyone who can provide information on the deaths of two elephants in Kaeng Krachan National Park on March 8 and April 9.
- Published: 12/04/2013 at 07:39 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The carcass of a beheaded wild elephant lies near a reservoir in Kaeng Krachan district of Phetchaburi. Its tusks removed, the elephant is believed to have been killed more than three weeks ago. (File Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)
Officials hope the cash incentive will speed up the investigation and eventually lead to the arrest of ivory hunters, park director Chaiwat Limlikitaksorn said on Friday.
Kaeng Krachan district chief Kajonsak Somboon said investigators were still questioning witnesses and collecting evidence related to the April 9 incident but had little to go on so far.
He said the April 9 case and the one in March did not appear to have been related.
The carcass of a pregnant elephant was found in Kaeng Krachan on April 9. The elephant appeared to have been dead for at least three weeks.
About three kilometres away in the same park, a female elephant was found dead on March 8. Two men were arrested as poaching suspects in that incident.
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