A three year old baby elephant calf was brutal tortured to death by a mob of 200 villagers armed with sticks, bamboo poles, and ropes that went berserk charging the baby elephant. The incident was filmed as the mob killed the calf in front of two armed security guards.
The incident took place October 23, 2010 in front of at least two armed personnel, a forest ranger and a policeman, with the more than hour long gory drama filmed by an amateur videographer in a paddy field in Morigaon district's Gubah village, about 60 km east of Assam's main city of Guwahati in India's northeast. The day before the elephant was officially declared a Heritage Animal.
We ask the government to hold an enquiry into the matter and punish all those involved in the act.
Hon'ble Governor, Assam, India
Shri Janaki Ballav Patnaik
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar
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