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Tuesday, 02 March 2021 8.05 AM IST

Elephant killed after people hurl burning tyre on it, outrage over incident as footage of cruelty surface on social media

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OOTY: Releasing a video of the incident on Friday, the officials said the elephant with serious injuries on one of the ears died without responding to treatment a couple of days ago, sources in the forest department said. One person was nabbed on suspicion and was being interrogated, the sources said.


The video showed a burning tyre hurled from a building on the animal injuring its ear. The elephant fled trumpeting in pain, they said. Later, it was found lying near a dam. The forest department veterinarians tried to revive it, but in vain. A postmortem was done.

A provisional diagnosis suggested that the septic fistula filled with pus and severe loss of blood leading to acute anaemia, hypovolemia resulted in shock and death of the 50-year-old tusker, though the burns on the ear have not been the cause of death, they said.

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