A two-year-old elephant calf was killed by a speeding car on a highway in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri district on Tuesday.
The calf was part of a heard of around 15 migratory elephants from Karnataka, heading towards forests in Andhra Pradesh.
This area is known for man-animal conflict over the last few years as migratory elephants are drawn towards agricultural fields in the area with ready to harvest ragi and other grains.
Traffic on the Krishnagiri-Hosur Highway was disrupted for a while as officials had deployed cranes to lift the dead animal. It took a while for forest officials to drive the elephants back into the jungle.