On that day, in Noida, India, Chanchal, and another elephant, were hit by a speeding truck, according to a blog post by Wildlife SOS. In the aftermath, the driver drove off, leaving one elephant dead and the other hanging onto life. Wildlife SOS received a call tipping the group off to the incident.
"Further written orders were issued to transfer the injured elephant 'Chanchal' immediately to the Wildlife SOS Elephant Rescue Center in Mathura for long-term care and treatment," the blog post reads. "The police arrested the owners of both elephants for negligence."