Elephant runs amok in Guruvayur; Mahout sustains fracture in hand
Guruvayur: A single tusker named Chandrasekharan ran amok at the elephant camp here. The mahout’s hand was fractured during the attempt to chain the elephant.
Tusker Chandrasekharan was chained at the southern edge of the elephant camp. The elephant showed symptoms of musth. It ran amok when it was being shifted to a different place. The tusker broke the chains and uprooted small trees on the premises.
Mahout Balu was trying to pacify the elephant and tie him securely. But while trying to fasten the ropes, his hand got stuck in the rope and got fractured. Balu was immediately hospitalised. The elephant continued being aggressive for a long time even after it was chained.