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Tusker goes berserk, kills mahout

Posted on Jan 04, 10:37AM | UNI

A temple elephant that went berserk today killed its mahout with its tusker at Kepula in Puttur Taluk of Udupi district today.

Police said the pachyderm had gone wild while being transported in a lorry two days ago and later the owner of the animal and the mahout decided to take him to the village.

However, during the early hours today it again went wild and killed the mahout, identified as Chandran (55) of Kerala.

The animal was again secured and was tied to a tree, police sources said.