“State with 100% literacy rate failing to hold Humanity and turning out to be a State of goons”  |  Photo Credit: Times Now
- Abhishek Singhvi: I don’t normally call for “eye for an eye” but the actual animals who did this must be treated the same way.
- Shobha Karandlaje: State with 100% literacy rate failing to hold Humanity and turning out to be a State of goons!
New Delhi: The brutal slaying of a 15-year-old pregnant elephant has caused outrage across the country with politicians and other celebrities expressing disgust over the incident.
The helpless pregnant died after she was fed pineapple stuffed with firecrackers which exploded in her mouth.
BJP leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Shobha Karandlaje has expressed outrage over the brutal killing of the innocent animal.
She tweeted saying, “State with 100% literacy rate failing to hold Humanity and turning out to be a State of goons! Infact the incident took place in the Red-Jihad breeding ground Malappuram of Kerala.”
Politicians and officials have taken to social media to express their outrage over the inhuman incident.
IFS officer Parveen Kaswan on twitter, “Just read this. This elephant grew up there, was known as good. Even after injury she didn’t crush a single house or human. She went to river and stood. They tried to rescue her with two elephants but couldn’t save.”
Rajya Sabha member and Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi has also lashed out at the inhuman treatment meted out to the pregnant elephant. He wrote on Twitter, “Most disgusting: pregnant elephant offered a firecracker laden pineapple by locals which exploded in its mouth & caused it to die. I don’t normally call for “eye for an eye” but the actual animals who did this must be treated the same way.”
The ghastly incident was brought to the fore by forest officer Mohan Krishnan, who was part of the Rapid Response Team to rescue the elephant. The elephant reportedly came to the town hoping to get some food so as to care for its calf which was in its womb.
The officer said that the cracker explosion was so powerful that the elephant’s tongue and mouth were badly injured. Before entering the river, the elephant walked around the village, in searing pain, and in hunger.