A 40-year-old elephant died after being set on fire by a villager in Tamil Nadu. The villager had reportedly thrown a burning piece of tyre to chase away the elephant. The burning tyre got stuck on the elephant’s ear, forcing it to run away in distress. The incident, which took place in Masinagudi in Nilgiris, was captured on video. The video shows men throwing burning objects at the elephant in an attempt to chase the animal away. Forest rangers later found the elephant with severe burn injuries on the back and ear. Unfortunately, the animal died while being transported to a camp for medical treatment on January 19.