Elephant kills a mahout at Dubare Elephant Camp


A mahout was killed by Forest department elephant on Thursday in Dubare elephant camp.

Sources said that elephant Karthik (7) trampled  Mani (47), a mahout to death while he was providing fodder.

The incident occured at five o clock in the evening.  Last month on April 17 the  same elephant had killed a mahout  Annu (45).

The autopsy of the deceased was conducted at Siddapur government hospital and the police officers have registered a case.

Speaking to reporters DCF Surya sen said that after attacking mahout last month, the forest officials had alerted  all the mahouts and Kavadis to be careful while handling the elephant .

“The elephant is particularly allergic of alcohol and if  anyone goes near to it  by consuming alcohol it attacks” he added. -(Indresh)

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