The wild elephant strayed into a village near Silent Valley National Park in Palakkad last Wednesday.Highlights”Not our culture to feed fire crackers and kill”: Prakash Javadekar The wild elephant strayed into a village in Palakkad last Wednesday Villagers often use firecracker to protect their fields from animalsNew Delhi: The killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala that ate a pineapple stuffed with explosives will be investigated by the central government, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. There has been an outpouring of rage and grief after tragic visuals of the elephant, dead in a river, emerged in a forest officer’s post earlier this week. The government has taken “very serious note” of the elephant’s killing, said Mr Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in a post. “We will not leave any stone unturned to investigate properly and nab the culprit(s). This is not an Indian culture to feed fire crackers and kill,” the minister tweeted.Central Government has taken a
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