Kochi, Jun 3 (PTI) Taking a serious note on the death of a
pregnant wild elephant in Keralas Silent Valley Forest, Union
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday sought a
complete report and assured stern action will be taken against
The elephant fell victim to an act of human cruelty after
a pineapple filled with powerful crackers offered allegedly by
locals exploded in her mouth when she chomped on it.
When contacted, the Minister told PTI: "We have sought a
complete report on the incident. Stern action will be taken
against the culprits."
The elephant died at Velliyar River on May 27. The post-
mortem revealed that the pachyderm was pregnant.
Her jaw was broken and she was unable to eat after she
chewed the pineapple and it exploded in her mouth. PTI TGB