Three persons were arrested today in connection with the killing of an elephant in Betla jungle under Palamau Tiger Reserve in Latehar district, a Forest department official said.
A hunt was on to apprehend two others, who are at large, the official added.
Meanwhile, the autopsy of the dead animal revealed that it was shot dead.
A full grown male tusker was shot dead in a jungle allegedly by locals yesterday.
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