Mahout, assistant booked for beating up elephant in Coimbatore | Video of brutality goes viral

A shocking case of animal cruelty comes to light from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu wherein two people were seen beating up an elephant allegedly because the elephant was not listening to their commands.

A case has been registered against the two- Vinil Kumar and his assistant Sivaprasad and they have been booked under the sections of the Wildlife Protection Act. Vinil Kumar has been suspended from services at the temple where he worked as mahout. The elephant Jayamalyatha should be shifted from the rejuvenation camp to an elephant camp run by the Forest Department soon in Coimbatore.

Times Now's Shilpa Nair reports.

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