Two wild elephants entered Mysore city today morning on Wednesday 8 June 2011 and killed one person on the spot and injured four others.
The elephants entered in the city at around 6 am in the morning and caused a panic all around. They came from the nearby forest and crossed the city boundaries without any reason.
The animals continued in the streets for around 3 hours after which, the forest officers were able to get hold of them. They tied them in chains and took away with them back in the Mysore zoo.
SA Ramdas, Higher Education Minister told that now the beasts have been captured and taken again in their forest homes.
Man is continuously cutting down the trees and so the area of homes of such animals is decreasing day by day. As a result, it is becoming difficult for these wild creatures to sustain in the small areas and sometimes they cross their boundaries and enter the places which are meant to live just for human beings. It can’t be said that it’s their mistake as these animals are voiceless and obviously education-less.
The person who died is 55 year old Renuka Prasad. Renuka was living in the Bamboo Bazaar of the old city.
The twin tuskers were creating havoc all around in the area. One of them entered into the women college and another one the residential area. Prasad heard the voices and came out to see that what’s happening outside. Suddenly, one of the twins gave him death.
Prasad was immediately taken to the nearby government hospital but the doctors were not able to save him and said that he is no more.
According to the officials of Sate Forest Department, the twin beasts came from T. Narsipur Forest Range which is located around 35 kilometers away from Mysore city. They were total 4 in number. The 2 remained outside the city and the two entered inside.
B.S. Yeddyurappa, chief minister of Karnataka announced to give a sum of Rs. 5 lakh to the victim’s family but the money could not compensate the human life.
All the schools and colleges announced holiday immediately to prevent any human loss in their buildings and to be safer on their part.
The govt has deployed police officials in the area to take care of any further chaos, if any.