A baby elephant in India’s northeastern Assam state on Friday mourned the death of his mother and refused to leave her body.
According to local media reports, the mother elephant lost her life after it fell into a pit at the site of Patanjali Mega Herbal and Food Park at Ghoramari region of Sonitpur district, in the northeast of India near Bangladesh.
Assam Forest officer Pramila Rani Brahmin said the department will lodge a case against the contractor for not taking necessary precautions at the construction site.
“Because they have not taken any protective measure, injustice has been done to all elephants and I will lodge an FIR,” said Brahmin.
She further said a probe will be initiated against the people, who ordered the digging of the deep pit.
Several hours after its death, forest officials took out the elephant’s body from the pit with the help of a crane.
Later, they removed her tusk and buried her remains.
Increasing human population has depleted the habitat of wild animals, forcing them to stray into human settlements, attacking people and often being killed in return.