Three deer were crushed to death under rail wheels at Gopalapur on the Cuttack-Paradeep railway line on Sunday night. Reports said that the accident spot Gopalpur comes under the Dhartanga Gada forest area where the rail line has been stretched. Deer and other forest animals usually come to the rail track and move in local paddy fields for grazing. The deceased deer were hit by a train while they were crossing rail track.
Meanwhile, forest officials reached the spot and seized the dead deer. After performing postmortem, they buried the carcasses in the Dhartanga Gada forest zone. An investigation into the incident has started, informed the Jagatsinghpur Forest Range Officer.