New Delhi: In yet another shocking incident, a 40-year-old elephant has died after being set on fire by a villager in Tamil Nadu. As per updates from forest officials, the badly injured elephant, with bleeding in its ears, was found by some forest department guards in Masinagudi, but it died before it could be taken for treatment to a facility at the Mudumalai forest range. Also Read - Sasikala Tests Positive For Coronavirus in Second RT-PCR Test, Shifted to Intensive Care
On conducting an autopsy, officials realised that severe injuries had been caused because of the burns. The elephant died after a villager had thrown a burning piece of tyre to chase away the animal in a local resort. The burning tyre got stuck on the elephant’s ear, forcing it to run away in distress.
However, the incident, which took place in Masinagudi in Nilgiris, was captured in a viral video. The video shows men throwing burning objects at the elephant in an attempt to chase the animal away from the locality. Also Read - Kamala Harris's Ancestral Villages Gets into Festive Mood Ahead of Her Swearing-In As US Vice President