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“Not Indian Culture”: Javadekar Says Will Probe The Death Of Elephant In Kerala

Mr. Javadekar said that the government has taken a “very serious note” of the killing of the elephant.

The death of the pregnant elephant, which ate pineapple stuffed with crackers, will be investigated by the Central Government, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar informed today. There has been huge outrage and uproar against the death of the elephant in the river after a forest officer wrote an emotional post on social media.

Mr. Javadekar said that the government has taken a “very serious note” of the killing of the elephant in the Velliyar river of Kerala.

“We will not leave any stone unturned to investigate properly and nab the culprit(s). This is not an Indian culture to feed firecrackers and kill,” Javadekar said via Twitter.

In a shocking incident of human cruelty, a pregnant wild elephant in Kerala’s Silent Valley Forest fell victim to a man who offered her a pineapple stuffed with powerful crackers. The crackers exploded in her mouth after she chomped on it, senior forest official informed on Tuesday.

“Her jaw was broken and she was unable to eat after she chewed the pineapple and it exploded in her mouth. It is certain that she was offered the pineapple filled with crackers to eliminate her,” Surendrakumar, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, told news agency PTI.

This incident was reported from Attapadi’s fringe area in Silent Valley.

The incident came to the light when Mohan Krishnan, a forest officer, wrote an emotional post on Facebook narrating the death of an elephant in waters of the Velliyar river.

“When we saw her she was standing in the river, with her head dipped in the water. She had a sixth sense that she was going to die. She took the Jalasamadhi in the river in a standing position,” Mr. Krishnan, who was tasked to bring the elephant back to the shore, wrote one Facebook.

 

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