“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),” Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a statement in New Delhi today.
In a tweet, Mr Javadekar has said that the Centre has taken a very serious note of the killing of the elephant. He said, Government will not leave any stone unturned to investigate properly and nab the culprits. The Minister said, this is not part of Indian culture to feed fire crackers and kill.
The death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala after she was fed a fruit stuffed with crackers has shaken the nation. Social media is shocked to see the inhuman treatment meted out to the animal and posts condemning the act have been shared in plenty.
The elephant died after a local allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers in Kerala`s Malappuram.
People are taking to social media platforms to voice their anger on the barbaric nature of the crime. Some are demanding arrests while others want nothing less than a death penalty for those responsible behind the pregnant elephant’s “murder”.
The incident took place on May 27 while the elephant was standing in water and forest officials said that she died standing in river Velliyar after suffering an injury in her lower jaw.