According to sources a housewarming ceremony with family and friends, but for this family in Kottapadi in Guruvayur temple town of Kerala, the occasion turned out to be tragic. Meanwhile a 54 year old elephant that was in the vicinity trampled two of the guests to death, and injured 7 others.
Reportedly the elephant, Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran, a famous but notorious one in Kerala, was brought to Chembalakulangara temple in Kottapadi. Police reports added Shaiju a businessman had sponsored the elephant for the temple festival which was also held on Friday and the elephant was first brought to their house before it was taken to the police and something alarmed the elephant and it ran amok.
The Sub-Inspector said “It is not clear what upset the elephant and the crackers was burst by someone in the next compound, percussion artists were performing too”. Moreover the 54 year old one eyed tusker is branded the most dangerous captive elephant in Kerala. Apart from his latest victim, the elephant has killed 11 other people and 3 elephants including Thiruvambadi Chandrashekharan, another celebrity elephant who used carry the Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna idol.
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