05 Jun 2020, 11:12 am By Rohit Sindhu
One Arrested in connection with death of Elephant in Palakkad, Kerala Forest Minister

One accused has been arrested in connection with the death of pregnant elephant in Kerala. On Friday the Kerala Forest Minister K Raju said that an arrest has been made in connection with death of the pregnant elephant in Palakkad. However the name of the accused is not revealed by the officials.

Earlier on Thursday Kerala Forest Minister initiated probe in connection to Palakkad Elephant incident after a pregnant elephant died after she was feed crackers embed pineapple in Palakkad district of Kerala.Earlier in probe there was suspect that the wild elephant reached the Palakkad area after covering kilometers from forest. The elephant was first spotted at Ambalappara on May 23, according to Forest officials. The pregnant elephant named Jumbo later found dead at the Villiyar river in Mannarkad forest division in Palakkad district of Kerala.

The officials have interrogated people in the nearby plantations to get a clue in case of Kerala Elephant death.

Bringing the justice for humanity and for wild animal, Kerala Govt has succeed in arresting one accused in connection with heinous crime against Animals, said an official. The probe in the case of pregnant elephant in Palakkad, is still on, Forest Department said.

Cause of Elephant death in Kerala-

According to probe a cracker explosion occured inside the stomach of pregnant elephant in Palakkad. The explosion was so powerful that the elephant's tongue and mouth were badly injured. The injuries finally led to her death in river she moved. Before entering the Villiyar river, the elephant walked around the village in searing pain and in hunger, the officer added.  The animal was wandering in Kerala's Silent Valley when she was fed a pineapple stuffed with crackers.

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Following the incident on Wednesday, an online petition was launched by people on (change.org) seeking criminal charges against the accused in the case.