Tame elephant turns violent in Kochi

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Kochi, Mar 2 (ANI): A tame elephant in Kochi recently turned violent and damaged a vehicle on a busy road while being led to take part in a temple festival.

The jumbo known as 'Sankarankulangara Ayyappan' ran amok while being taken for bath early morning.

It managed to damage an autorikshaw by tearing through its roof before being brought under control by the locals.

No casualties were reported.

However, according to reports, the elephant lovers' forum, in a press statement, alleged that the elephant that was partly blind and had suffered injuries in its legs.

Elephants are used for temple festivals in Southern India, particularly to perform long hours of processions in Kerala. (ANI)

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