Restive elephant kills two mahouts in Karukachal
Kottayam: An elephant killed two of its mahouts after it turned restive at Karukachal here on Thursday.
The elephant, Channanikkad Ayyppan, killed mahouts Gopikrishnan (60) and Kannan (30).
The pachyderm, which was brought to Chambakkara in Karukachal for pulling logs, turned restive around 3.30 pm on Thursday. It pushed Gopikrishnan, the first mahout, to ground before killing him. Further, it attacked Kannan too.
While Gopikrishnan succumbed to injuries on the spot, Kannan died at Kottayam Medical College Hospital.
The elephant that ran along the road after attacking both the mahouts was tranquilized after hours.