Sonitpur: In a heart-wrenching incident, a baby elephant in Assam`s Sonitpur district refused to leave its mother`s body after the mother elephant fell into a pit and died.
The incident took place at a construction site in Ghoramari region.
A video has surfaced showing the calf repeatedly tapping and nudging its mother`s lifeless form in apparent confusion.
Several hours after its death, the 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.
Criticising for not taking proper precautions, Assam Forest officer Pramila Rani Brahmin said the department will lodge a case the site contractor.
Watch the heart-rending video: