Killing an Elephant With Explosive-Stuffed Fruit Exposes New Low

The pregnant elephant was due to give birth 18-20 months later.

Updated04 Jun 2020, 08:55 AM IST
India
1 min read

In a horrifying incident in Kerala’s Palakkad district, a pregnant elephant was allegedly killed after consuming fruit that was stuffed with explosives, left behind by the locals, which exploded in her mouth and damaged her jaw.

Moments later, the 15-year-old elephant, in immense pain and hunger walked around the village and then stood in a river and passed away silently.

This tragic incident has raised questions over basic human decency, and the ridiculous whim of hurting an animal in this manner. The elephant was due to give birth 18-20 months later.

Killing an Elephant With Explosive-Stuffed Fruit  Exposes New Low
(Photo: Aroop Mishra/TheQuint)

Following the incident, an FIR has been lodged against unidentified people under relevant sections of Wild Life Protection Act over the incident, said Mannarkkad forest range officer.

The Kerala Forest department also took to Twitter to state Article 51-A (g) of the Indian Constitution dictates that it is the duty of every citizen to be compassionate to animals.

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Published: 03 Jun 2020, 03:23 PM IST
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