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Two

days

of

tension

before

the

DFO

a massive pit was dug across the road

finally accepted that the death was the

just

result

a

tractor fitted with a winch cable and our

district

two lorries were pressed into service to

of

formal

an

accident.

permission

Which

from

led

the

to

authorities to the estate management to

pull

dispose of the carcass.

pit. their

Ever

tried

carcass?

to

dispose

off

a

4

behind

the

the

carcass.

elephant,

Following

dragging

which

respects

The

to

the

it

estate

into

workers

the

the paid

tusker

and

ton

conducted a Puja before the grave was

Easier said than done I assure

covered over, leaving a massive hump in

you.

600 litres of diesel was brought in

the middle of the road.

from

the

the days went by, started settling down.

poor

factory

fellow

distance

a

Whoosh!

and

and

poured

from

burning

rag

a was

over

very

the

Which mound, as

safe

tossed

on.

A cloud of dense black smoke

Fast

forward

Munnar

for

to

some

2018. work

I

had

with

to

visit

KDHP

and

and a massive flame which died away as

decided to pay a visit to my first estate.

quickly

Went up to the office and looked down

as

it

had

erupted.

The

smoke

having cleared we saw that, barring only

into

the hair on the elephants hide which had

prominent

disappeared,

hapless soul, but there it was – the hump

rtotally

the

carcass

unaffected.

itself

After

deliberation and logistical planning

was much

the

valley. as

Yup!

when

Not

we’d

in the middle of the road!

quite

buried

as the

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