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Wednesday, 21 October 2020 1.45 AM IST

Virat Kohli "appalled" by killing of pregnant elephant in Kerala


Virat Kohli took to Instagram to condemn the cruel killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala. The elephant died after she ate a pineapple filled with explosives. The incident has led to widespread outrage in the country, with thousands of people calling for strong action against the perpetrators. On Twitter, several people also shared sketches and illustrations as a way to apologise for the heinous act of animal cruelty.

Virat Kohli too took to social media to speak out against the horrific act. The Team India captain shared a sketch of an elephant, with a baby in her womb, both having halos over their heads. "Appalled to hear about what happened in Kerala. Let's treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts," Kohli captioned the image.

His wife and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma had also expressed her anger at the incident. "We all would urge @cmokerala to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice for this heinous crime," she had written on Instagram, sharing yet another heart-breaking sketch. Other cricketers like Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant also took to social media to protest the killing of the pregnant elephant.

India's football team captain Sunil Chhetri also tweeted a strong message on the matter. "She was a harmless, pregnant Elephant. That makes the people who did what they did, monsters and I hope so hard that they pay a price. We keep failing nature over and over again. Remind me how we're the more evolved species?" he wrote on the micro-blogging site.

The wild elephant had left the forests of Silent Valley in Palakkad district, wandering into a nearby village in search of food where she ate the pineapple. The fruit exploded in her mouth and left her in searing pain as she walked around the village for days, unable to eat anything because of her injuries. She eventually died standing in a river.

View this post on Instagram Appalled to hear about what happened in Kerala. Let's treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts. A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Jun 3, 2020 at 6:32am PDT

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