Udhagamandalam: A wild elephant is battling for life near here and those who have seen it or heard about its plight are hoping that death would come to its rescue soon.

Enquiries made by The Hindu revealed that some forest staff perambulating Athimund Shola, a part of the Sigur reserve forest between Sholur-Kokkal and Bokkapuram, on Wednesday came across the tusker aged between 12 and 15 years