Mahout electrocuted while riding on elephant

A 40-year-old mahout was electrocuted while riding atop a temple elephant at Vallikkod near here, police said.

Last Updated: Apr 05, 2012, 12:56 PM IST

Pathanamthitta: A 40-year-old mahout was
electrocuted while riding atop a temple elephant at Vallikkod near here, police said.

Santhosh Kumar, a mahout of Travancore Devaswom Board, died
after he suffered shock while trying to remove a palm leaf on
their way with which a live wire was tangled yesterday, police
said.

The mahout fell off the elephant due to the impact of the
shock. Though local people rushed him to a nearby hospital, he
was declared dead.
The tusker Parthan, being taken to Vallikkodu Thrikkovil
Temple, did not suffer any injury.

PTI