Hyderabad: A Hyderabad resident has announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for anyone who can identify the miscreants involved in the brutal death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala that passed away after consuming a firecrackers-stuffed pineapple.
Animal lover BT Srinivas, 55, took to his Twitter account to announce the bounty. The businessman is the general secretary of the United Federation of Residents' Welfare Associations in the city.
"After knowing how they killed the innocent pregnant elephant, I felt very distressed. The government should punish them gravely. Unfortunately, we didn't find the culprits yet. My announcement intends to create an interest among locals to find the criminals. Governments usually announce the bounty on culprits. I thought this is a peak of the cruelty; that's why I announced the bounty," he said.
Srinivas said if anyone helps to find the criminals, he will personally go to Kerala and hand over the amount.