According to sources a housewarming ceremony with
family and friends, but for this family in Kottapadi in Guruvayur temple town
of Kerala, the occasion turned out to be tragic. Meanwhile a 54 year old
elephant that was in the vicinity trampled two of the guests to death, and
injured 7 others.
Reportedly the elephant, Thechikkottukavu
Ramachandran, a famous but notorious one in Kerala, was brought to
Chembalakulangara temple in Kottapadi. Police reports added Shaiju a
businessman had sponsored the elephant for the temple festival which was also
held on Friday and the elephant was first brought to their house before it was
taken to the police and something alarmed the elephant and it ran amok.