An elephant ran amuck during a festival at the Bhagavathi Temple, Nalussery, at Pulappatta in Kerala. Elephants, which usually are an essential part of many religious festivals in South India, are
quite taken for granted. But when they go berserk, they can be deadly.
This tusker, named Devidasan, turned restive during the festival on Thursday evening. It tossed bikes, an autorickshaw, and a pick-up van here and there. It lifted the pick-up truck like it weighed nothing.
A video captured showed two mahouts hoisted on the back of the elephant, trying to control it.
He was brought under control after many hours. Luckily, nobody was injured in the incident.
Watch the tusker footage here.