Pallakkad,Kerala: The killing of a pregnant 15 year old cow elephant caused nationwide anger. Kerala chief minister promised strict action against the offenders. The case has been registered in Mannarkkad Forest division. Nobody has been arrested yet.
Mannarkkad divisional Officer said “ the fire cracker filled fruit could be placed to kill the crop raiding animals .We are waiting for the postmortem report to find the exact cause of death.
BJP leader Maneka Gandhi slammed the state government and Rahul Gandhi for not taking the criminal act seriously. She said “ forest secretary should be removed and minister for wildlife should resign if he imahas any sense. Rahul Gandhi is from that area, why has he not taken action.”
The elephant had chewed on an explosive stuffed pineapple that went off in its mouth. The injured animal stood in Velliyar River, where it died on May 27 at Thiruvizhamkunnu forest section in Kottapadam grama panchayat.