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One Held For Alleged Role In Pregnant Elephant's Killing In Kerala

by GoNews Desk 11 months ago Views 1506

One Held For Alleged Role In Pregnant Elephant's K
The Kerala Police has arrested one person in connection with the killing of a pregnant elephant in Palakkad district, state Forest Minister K Raju said on Friday.

The minister said one man identified as P. Wilson, a plantation worker, has been arrested for his alleged role in the incident and more arrests are yet to be made in the case.


Two people who were detained by the Palakkad Police said it was a snare laid to scare wild boars and pigs away who ruin their fields frequently. But the pineapple-filled firecrackers was consumed by the pregnant elephant following which she suffered a painful death.

Uproar broke out in all corners of the country along with an attempt was made to paint the incident communal.

Former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi claimed that the elephant died in the Muslim-majority district of Malappuram, which turned out to be wrong.

The same claim was also made by Union Minister Prakash Javedkar. He said, “This is not an Indian culture to feed firecrackers and kill an animal.”

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed sorrow over attempts to give a communal colour to the incident. The CM said that some people are using this tragedy to “unleash a campaign of hate” and “importing bigotry”.

Lies built upon inaccurate descriptions and half-truths were employed to obliterate the truth. Some even tried to import bigotry into the narrative. Wrong priorities,” he wrote on Twitter.

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