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One person arrested after investigation of pregnancy elephant’s death in Kerala, Palakkad district. The man was caught for killing the animal with explosives filled pineapple. The police found him out after the Kerala CM said, three suspects had been identified.
The state forest minister K Raju gave details of the culprit. His name is Wilson who does farming and was arrested for his inhumane act. There are other suspects for whom police are actively in search of them.
The officials are counting the different sides of the case. It could also be that the elephant ate the crackers stuffed fruit accidentally which was kept for wild boars. Above a team of 250 from the state forest department are in search for the clues of the elephant's death.The team is also assisted by a team under Palakkad Superintendent of Police.
A separate Crime Branch team took the responsibility to find out the explosives that lead to the pregnant elephant death.
Meanwhile, the investigation is still ongoing, an image of a random person gone viral on social media. But he is not the killer of pregnant elephants according to the official sources. The facts and details that led to the animal's death in Palakkad district of Kerala are yet to be revealed clearly and completely.
After the elephant ate the given pineapple she moved around in pain before she died. Later, went to Velliyar river and died standing in the water. It came into media's notice after a long time. Mohan Krishnan, a forest officer, happened to post an emotional note about the elephant's death which went viral.
No later after this brutal incident, there was a similar case which took place in April month in Kollam district.
BJP leader Maneka Gandhi slammed the state government for least interest in safety of wildlife and forestry.
The Kerala CM Pinarayi ensured to catch the person/persons who killed the animal. He said they will be served with the deserving punishment on the day the news came out. He said to the comments made by the other party leaders- some people are using the tragedy to “unleash a hate campaign” and “importing bigotry”.
By Ramya C