Pregnant stray elephant dies after locals feed her crackers filled pineapple
"Locals fed the elephant cracker laced pineapple to eliminate her," said Chief Wildlife Warden.
In a new low against animals, a pregnant wild Elephant fell prey to ghastly human cruelty after eating pineapple filled with crackers. The crackers exploded in her mouth and the elephant died two days later, succumbing to her injuries.
“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,” Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) told PTI
Reports also suggest that the pachyderm walked around in pain for days before dying in a river. The Chief Wildlife Warden Surendrakumar in his statement said, “I have directed the forest officials to nab the culprit. We will punish him for ‘hunting’ the elephant.”
The tragic incident came to light when forest official Mohan Krishnan penned a heartfelt note on Facebook, narrating the death of the Elephant in a 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,” wrote Mr. Krishnan
The incident sent shock waves across social media with netizens and celebrities demanding strict action against the culprits. People shared heartfelt notes and illustrations apologizing and devastated by the level of cruelty.
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An FIR has already been launched in the case and the police has started investigation. No arrests have been made so far.