Officials say the wild elephant probably wandered out of the Silent Valley park (SVNP) in search of food. it’s believed to possess reached the Malappuram District, where the animal allegedly bit into the fruit full of firecrackers. Animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi said Malapurram is one among the most dangerous places for animals within the whole county. “It may be a murder, Malappuram is known such incidents, it’s India’s most violent district. for instance, they throw poison on roads in order that 300-400 birds and dogs die at just one occasion ,” she said, adding that an elephant is killed every 3 days in Kerala.
The elephant’s tongue and mouth were so badly injured, she wasn’t able to eat. “She didn’t harm one person even when she ran in searing pain within the streets of the village. She didn’t crush one home,” Mr. Krishnan added. The elephant later got to the Velliyar River and stood there with her head partially underwater. The forest officer explained that two captive elephants were delivered to lead her out of the river, but she wouldn’t move. Eventually, she died while still standing within the water.
Officials took her back to the forest during a truck and cremated her there. So far, it is not clear where precisely the animal got hurt. Local authorities have registered the case and initiated a search into the killing of the 15-year-old elephant. Two organizations announced money rewards to anyone who can provide information that might cause an arrest. While the investigation is underway, people on social media are paying tribute to the poor animal by sharing artworks they made to honor it.