Two mahouts of Guruvayur Devaswom’s elephant camp had been suspended following visuals of violence towards elephants going viral on social media.
Visuals of the mahouts brutally beating two elephants went viral on social media on Thursday. The elephants who had been crushed reportedly included Krishna, an elephant that was provided to the Guruvayur temple by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. The different elephant was Keshavankutty. The elephants had been reportedly introduced for the Seeveli ritual within the temple.
As the visuals went viral, authorities ordered an inquiry into the incident and suspended the 2 mahouts. It is reported that although the visuals went viral on Thursday it was taken a number of months again.
Meanwhile, Forests Minister A.Ok. Saseendran has requested the Chief Wildlife Warden to submit an pressing report on the incident.
The Forests division has additionally taken motion towards the mahouts. It has registered two instances associated to the problem. Steps have been taken to cancel the licences of the mahouts. Guruvayur Devaswom administrator has additionally been requested to take disciplinary motion towards the mahouts.
Meanwhile, in one other incident, the tusk of an elephant named Kolakkadan Krishnankutty, which was being carried in a lorry, was damaged when one other lorry coming from the alternative facet hit its tusk. The incident reportedly occurred on the Moothakunnam-Paravur National Highway. The elephant reportedly has been taken to Manathala close to Chavakkad for therapy.