May 22, 2024

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Kerala pregnant elephant’s killing using cracker-filled pineapple, strict action sought

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The tragic death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala has shaken 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 died later.

The incident also moved 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.

Earlier in the day, BJP MP and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi also flayed the Kerala government over the shocking incident. She told ANI, “It’s murder, Malappuram is famous for such incidents, it’s India’s most violent district, for instance, they throw poison on roads so that 300-400 birds and dogs die at one time.”

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.

She also demanded the removal of the state’s forest secretary and the resignation of Kerala’s forest minister, and added, “It’s a murder. Malappuram is famous for such incidents. It’s India’s most violent district.”

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