A case has been registered at Malkapuram police station in the district.
Velpula Mahesh (25), son of Mondaiah Yadav, of Damera mandal centre, died of electrocution at his house while his father suffered injuries in the incident
Chief Wildlife Warden, Ravikant Sinha, said the pachyderm died while trying to eat a branch of a jackfruit tree which was entangled with live wire at Nagrakata block in Bamandanga tea estate area.
"We have taken body parts in our custody and are investigating the matter. It seems the cub has been killed by some carnivorous animal."
A cattle herder Ramaswamy (45) who tried fishing by electrocuting the fish in a flowing stream got electrocuted at Venchiryal village of Nizamabad district on Monday.
Officials also ruled out the possibility of this being a case of poaching. They confirmed that the incident is a first of its kind here, even though villagers have been complaining of wild cat sightings in the area.