A pregnant elephant meandered into a Malappuram town looking for food. There certain local people took care of her a pineapple in which they had concealed fireworks. The tusker’s tragic story has been shared by a woodland official on the web.
The appalling occurrence was shared by Mohan Krishnan, Section Forest Officer, Nilambur via web-based networking media.
The elephant had meandered into the town territory looking for food. There certain local people took care of her a pineapple in which they had concealed sparklers – a typical strategy to drive away wild hogs.
As the elephant ate the organic product, the sparkler burst in her mouth, causing her vast torment.
“She came out to the village in search of food. She did not know about the selfish human beings that she was about to witness. She must have thought, they would spare her as she was carrying two lives. She believed everyone. When the pineapple that she ate burst, she must have been in shock not thinking about herself, but the child she was about to give birth to in 18 or 20 months,” the forest officer wrote in his post.
Because of her mouth injury, the elephant wandered around hungry yet incapable to eat anything. Be that as it may, even in profound anguish, the delicate soul didn’t hurt a solitary resident or harm a house.
To ease her agony, she proceeded to remain in the Velliyar waterway.
Forest officer Krishnan, who was part of the rescue team, said, “When I saw her, she was standing in the river, with her mouth and trunk submerged in water. She must have stood in the water to avoid any insects feeding on her wounds.”
The timberland authorities brought in two elephants to pull the female elephant on to the shore yet before the salvage could be finished, she had passed on remaining in water on May 27.
Her farewell was even more sorrowful. “Everyone was shocked, the captive elephants were very quick to realize what had happened, they shed tears. I felt the river start to boil with those tears, a river’s protest against the selfish mankind,” Krishnan wrote on Facebook.
The forest department finally laid her to rest.
Ending his note, Krishnan said, “We cremated her there itself. Even as fire engulfed her, I prayed to the mother in her. Being one from mankind all I could say was, sister…. sorry.”
Forest officials said investigation was underway to ascertain the cause of the incident.
Using snares to trap or kill an animal is a punishable offence under the Wildlife Protection Act.