Elephant kills man in India
An elephant roams the street Wednesday in Mysore, India, with a tranquilizer dart in its side.
June 8th, 2011
08:11 PM ET

Elephant kills man in India

A wild elephant trampled a man to death in Mysore, India, Wednesday, creating panic in the city.

Four elephants bore through the city around 6 a.m., straying from the town of Tirumakudalu Narsipura, about 35 kilometers (21 miles) from Mysore, according to The Times of India. One elephant was seen trampling to death a 55-year-old security guard at a bank ATM. The elephant also attacked a cow in the market and a moving bus in the street.

“The forest guards and officials from the Mysore zoo were alerted,” State Higher Education Minister S.A. Ramdas told the Times. “They rushed to the spot to control the jumbos by tranquilizing them.”

Two of the more destructive elephants were tranquilized, the Times reported, citing local officials. One barged into a women’s college compound and roamed the grounds while the other wreaked havoc in a residential area.

As a precaution, schools and colleges were closed for the day and extra police deployed.

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  1. Mmmmm

    Cow trampling elephants, a neat way tenderize and make ground meat...

    June 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank ( R-Ohio )

    – This Just In –
    "Elephant Tramples Weiner"

    June 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. funky bunch

    The town is call MySore, really?

    June 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • umbuly

      Take a look at the following link. This is the city referred to here. It is spelt mysore, but pronounced as "My soor".

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore

      June 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • You Wish You Knew

      @funky bunch

      Hey – do the world a favour and come back when you're not so damn ignorant, okay?

      June 9, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Krishna

      It should have been Mysoor. But wrongly spelled in English.

      June 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      Mysore is a British name given to Mysoore , Just like Kolkata became Calcutta, Mumbai became Bombay, Dilli became Delhi .. etc etc

      June 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anthony's Case Posts

    I actually heard some news commentaries say they thought Biaz did a good job, they must not have listened to what he said. If this was an accident no one would have went to jail. Does her attorney really want us to believe the Police wanted this to be a murder so they covered up the drowning, George blamed this “accidental drowning” on Casey so she would have to go to jail, the meter reader must have been lurking around their house 24-7 knowing Caylee was going to die, he could follow George into the woods, dig up the body, save it just to put it back later inorder claim a reward, which everyone in Central Fl know it was if the child was found alive, even the meter reader. How did her little bones get scattered all over the wooded area unless it had been there quite awhile, they were scattered by animals, My God they had to sift through the debree for days to find as much of the remains as possible. Why didn’t Casey go to the police and tell them of here fathers cover up, then he would have went to jail and out of her life. The wooded area was under water for quite a while after the child was put there, you see we had a tropical depresson that soaked the gound and it stayed underwater for a long time. How did vines start to wrap around the remains, it had to be there for awhile for that to happen. Oh and where the hell did the meter reader hid the body? Goodness the police, the meter reader, george anthony, equa-search, seems everyone was involved in this consiracy to send Casey to prison. If the jury buys into this I will loose all faith in the justice system.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. squeehunter

    After all, AIDS is a deadly, incurable disease. But no matter how you come to judge Charles Wheeler and his partners, in ethical, moral, and in human terms, the fact of the matter is, when they fired Andrew Beckett because he had AIDS, they broke the law.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • squehuntee

      After all, elephants are a deadly, incurable disease. But no matter how you come to judge Charles Wheeler and his partners, in ethical, moral, and in human terms, the fact of the matter is, when they fired Andrew Beckett because he had elephants, they broke the law.

      June 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. brown

    I hope the elephants were not hurt.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar The Chorizo Champ of Chihuahua

    I have a fat asssss like an elephant, except a lot uglier and much more hair.

    June 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. OnlyOne

    Don't Indians worship Elephants and Cows as their gods...... So one god rampaged the other god... Indians wakeup and realize that why your gods had to be traqulized. For a sensible person it does not make sense to worship animals.
    Worship only ONE God and that God is the God of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Joseph and Muhammad. Only ONE God and you will never have to tranqulize your god again.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shirish

      Ya...see wht is happening to Muhammad and christ. Stupid

      June 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • joeinsense

      atleast unlike muslims, they are not terrorists and responsible for the leading cause of social tension and crisis world over by your muhammad and FYI, you nimrod – Muhammad is not God, he is the prophet and Messenger.... dumba$$....

      June 9, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Concerned Paki

      Nice try, but if there was a few less bozos like you running amuck and spewing drievel, all these people wouldnt have to repond and waste their time. On a different note, a single God theory like a unified theory of Gravity. Very popular among the imbeciles but unlikely to happen.

      June 9, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Krishna

      Hey,
      First you assume something and then you make suggestion.

      Have you ever read Bhagavad Gita. If please read and then talk about Hindus.

      I wonder If you know how the God of Abraham look like. I wonder why there is not a word about how does he look like in entire bible if they have seen him. I am not sure whom he is jealous of when he is the only supreme.

      I don't really mean that your religion wrong. As a Hindu we know that all the religions lead to the same God. God is so great. He can not be contained within one book. Not even a million books could completely describe him. Each book talks about some aspect of him.

      Please read "Bhagavad gita as it is" written by Bhaktivedanta Swami to know about hinduism better. There are many interpretations. But his one much better one.

      June 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar The Chorizo Champ of Chihuahua

    I eat elephant sh!t.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • joeinsense

      Hey Arnie! whatcha doin here?

      June 9, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • CDC Analyst

      Unauthorized personnel Keep Out!
      Biological Exposure and Hazardous Risks

      June 9, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. erin Daniel

    seriously? do elephants NORMALLY do this kind of thing?

    June 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jack

    to 'only one' – grow up mate.

    June 9, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jbrune

    To bad this didn't happen in Pakistan

    June 9, 2011 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Concerned Paki

      Touche.....in Pakistan they probably would have trained the Elephant to be a terrorist. Attach an IED (instant elephant device) and you can kiss it's fat ass goodbye.

      June 9, 2011 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Krishna

      You are giving some ideas to them. 🙂

      June 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar The Chorizo Champ of Chihuahua

    I'm going on a picnic. I don't need to pack any food. I will just eat cow sh!t. I just love it so yes I do. I'm gay.

    June 9, 2011 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar The Chorizo Champ of Chihuahua

    I'll tell you. There is nothing like delicious elephant dunk. So tasty. Just makes my mouth water. I eat it all the time.

    June 9, 2011 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar The Chorizo Champ of Chihuahua

    I forgot to scrub my toilet.

    June 9, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
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