The state animal of Uttar Pradesh died while it was crossing Bhira-Palia road on Wednesday, Dudhwa buffer zone officials said.
Dudhwa reserve Field Director Ramesh Kumar Pandey told PTI that "carcass of a male 'barasingha' killed in a road accident was recovered near Sharda bridge on the road."
"The area falling under Bhira range of Dudhwa buffer zone is not a forest area, however, it being Sharda river bed, the swamp deer prefer to visit it from the nearby forest areas," he said.
He said the Bhira forest range officer had sent the carcass for autopsy and a case was lodged in this connection.
Swamp deer or barasingha is an endangered animal protected under the Wildlife Act.
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