A 25-year old male elephant, which was under treatment for abscess on its left foreleg had gone into the jungles near Anaikatti some 25 KMs from here on the outskirts.
The villagers of Kondanur and Panapallam have informed the forest department about the movement of the elephant, which is struggling to walk two days ago.
Department officials, along with forest veterinary surgeon rushed to the area and provided food, fruits and sugarcane, to it.
Necessary medicines and antibiotics were also administered to the elephant, which has injuries all over its body, since it was not allowing any body to come near to it.
Later it was found that the elephant was missing from the spot and returned to the jungles, department sources said.
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