Guwahati News Desk: The last rites of the 18 elephants were performed on Saturday morning who were killed in lighting in the forest area in Nagaon district.
The last rites were performed by the Forest Minister Parimal Suabaidya and MLA Jitu Goswami as directed by the Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.
“As per the direction of HCM @himantabiswa, customary last rites of the dead elephants performed by @ParimalSuklaba1, Jitu Goswami MLA. Burial given by CWLW @mkyadava and other forest officials till late evening. Burial images showed severe burn injuries due to lightning strike,” the Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.