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Elephant dies in India after eating explosive-stuffed fruit

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Posted at 6:14 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 07:16:18-04

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police have arrested a man accused of causing the death of a pregnant elephant that died after biting a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers that exploded in its mouth.

The 15-year-old elephant was unable to eat after the injury and died in a river in Pallakad in southern Kerala state.

Details of the suspect aren't immediately available.

The state forest department is investigating whether he was a poacher or a farmer who wanted to kill the elephant to prevent it from damaging crops.

The elephant’s death has caused an outrage among animal rights activists.