Tamil Nadu: Elephant Dies After Burning Tyre Attack; Two Arrested
Tamil Nadu: Injured jumbo dies after burning tyre thrown on its head, 2 arrested
In a shocking incident that took place near Ooty, an elephant has passed away due to human cruelty. The jumbo was attacked with a burning tyre filled with kerosene. It died due to severe bleeding caused by a burning tyre thrown at it by local residents. Two days after its death, Tamil Nadu Police on Friday arrested two people in this connection.
According to a senior forest official, the elephant was attacked on January 8 after it had damaged a luxury car parked at Mavanahalla near Masinagudi. A video of the attack went viral on social media. The elephant could be seen running here and there in a panic with his head on fire. Soon an investigation was conducted and two culprits were arrested for the gruesome deed.
LCS Srikanth, deputy director of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (Buffer Zone), who is in charge of the area, said, “They threw a tyre filled with kerosene at the elephant, which was already being treated by the forest department for a deep back injury. After they threw the flaming object, it had damaged the ear lobe leading to severe bleeding. There were efforts to save the animal but it died on January 19.“
Two persons detained were arrested today and will be sent for remand. We have booked one more person and he was out of the station.
The arrested have been identified as Reymond Mallan Malcolm (28) and Prasath Sugumaran (36). According to local residents, the elephant was attacked after it came close to a resort run by Malcolm.