In a horrific incident, a pregnant elephant was killed after locals allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers, in Kerala’s Malappuram.
The incident took place on May 27 while the elephant was standing in water.
“It died standing in river Velliyar after it suffered an injury in its lower jaw,” said Wildlife Officer, Silent Valley National Park as quoted by ANI.
As per reports, the wild elephant came out of the forest, meandering into a nearby village in search of food. As she walked on the streets, locals offered her the cracker-laden pineapple. The fruit exploded in the pregnant elephant’s mouth and she met her tragic end.
The gruesome incident came to limelight when a forest officer in Malappuram district shared the details of the horrific incident on his Facebook page. He wrote, “She trusted everyone. When the pineapple she ate exploded, she must have been shocked not thinking about herself, but about the child, she was going to give birth to in 18 to 20 months.”