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Four suspects arrested regarding Tusker’s death at Pinnawela

Jan 23, 2011 11:09:17 AM - itnnews.lk

Four suspects have been taken into custody with regard to the death of a tusker at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.

The tusker named “Neelagiri” at the Pinnawela Elephant orphanage died recently due to wounds caused by stabbing with elephant goads. Several employees were suspended due to the incident. Today, the suspects were produced before the Kegalla Magistrate’s Court and were further remanded until the 28th of this month. The Rambukkana Police are conducting further investigations. Neelagiri was the tallest tusker at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.