Centre has taken serious note of killing of elephant in Kerala: Prakash Javadekar

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The Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Thursday informed that the Centre has taken a very serious note of the killing of an elephant in Kerala.

 

He said an investigation will be undertaken to find the culprits responsible for the horrific incident.

"Central Government has taken a very serious note of the killing of an elephant in Mallapuram, #Kerala. We will not leave any stone unturned to investigate properly and nab the culprit(s). This is not an Indian culture to feed fire crackers and kill," Javadekar tweeted.

Earlier, Kerala Forest Minister K Raju assured that strict action will be taken against those involved in the killing of the pregnant elephant in the state

The elephant had died on May 27 after she ate the pineapple stuffed with crackers, allegedly placed by some locals.

The elephant was seen standing in the river with her mouth and trunk in the water for some relief from the pain after the explosive-filled fruit exploded in her mouth.

The death of the elephant and the trauma she went through has caused a huge outrage, with calls for strong action against the culprits.

According to reports, the Kerala Forest Department has launched a 'manhunt' for those responsible for this inhumane activity. 

 

Image credit: The Prevalent India

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