The Killing of a Pregnant Elephant in Kerala Shakes Up India

By First Posted: Jun 4, 2020 Thu 9:37 PM
The Killing of a Pregnant Elephant in Kerala Shakes Up India
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The tragic death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala has dazed the entire nation. The incident is of Mallapuran district where the innocent elephant had entered into a village in search of food, but the villagers fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers. The 15-year-old elephant suffered serious injuries on its tongue and mouth as the crackers exploded and it later died.

The event progressed Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, who sought a report in this connection. "Environment Ministry has taken a serious note of the death of an elephant in Kerala. Has sought complete report on the incident. Stern action will be taken against the culprit(s)," Prakash Javadekar said in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The former union minister also questioned the silence of Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi for not taking any action in this tragic episode.

Industrialist Ratan Tata on Wednesday compared the killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala to a "meditated murder", and sought justice for the animal. The Kerala government on Wednesday said a wildlife crime investigation team will enquiry the brutal killing, while the Centre took a serious note of the incident and sought a report from the state.

The entire nation wants justice for the elephant and punish the culprits for this horrendous act.


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