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Elephant turns on its rescuers and kills one of them
2008-10-03 14:03:45

A villager from Morahena, Kekirawa was killed by an elephant that was rescued from death by the very same man together with another group of villagers today, police said.

According to Police Spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekara the angry female elephant and her baby elephant had been stuck in a pit in Morahena, and the villagers who took pity on the animals tried to rescue them. Two policemen had also come forward to help.

The humans managed to pull both elephants to level ground. However, the mother elephant got angry and killed one of her rescuers. The people in turn tried to kill the elephant, but the two police officers intervened. The angry men had then turned on the policemen.

The two elephants had then gone back into the woods. Kekirawa police is investigating the incident, SSP Gunasekara said.
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