Four wild elephants stormed into Mysore city

Mysore, June 8: Four young elephants entered the Mysore city on a rampage, killing one and injuring few others.

The two jumbos from the nearby jungles, stormed into Bamboo Bazaar of Mysore at around 6 am. They created a panic and disaster all around the city. It trampled a security guard to death. The victim's name was Renuka Prasad, a 55-year-old resident of Bamboo Bazar in the old city. It also fought with a cow and injured it too.

While one of the tuskers entered a women's college by crossing over the compound wall, the other jumbo entered into the residential area and the nearby market, attacking Prasad and the cow. Though Prasad was rushed to the hospital, but later he was declared dead by the doctors. Karnataka Chief Minister offered Rs 500,000 as compensation to Prasad's kin.

The forest guards and officials from the Mysore zoo were alerted and they rushed to the spot to control the jumbos by tranquilising them. Authorities said that one of the elephants is now under control.

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