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Wild elephant kills person who went forward ... reciting 'manthra'! (video)


Wild elephant kills person who went forward ... reciting 'manthra'! (video)

A tragic incident is reported of a person being trampled to death by an elephant when he had been reciting a 'manthra' to control an elephant and the said person who was from Katharagama Yala Zone 3, close to Weheragala reservoir. 

The deceased has accompanied a group of foreign tourists to see wild life. The deceased has told that he would recite a manthra and scare away the elephant and had approached the elephant which in fact
was on its own causing no problem to anybody, in which instance some people had shouted 'don't let him go!' However, this person has indicated that he is familiar in such things and had approached close to the elephant by reciting the 'mantras'. trying to show his ability to the others. 

At that particular moment the elephant which rushed in towards this person in a confused state has pushed him on to the ground and trampled him ... with the person dying on the spot. It was 41 year old L.A.Susantha of Katharagama - Walmathagama who thus passed away because of this incident. 

The zone where he stepped out to dominate the elephant was a zone prohibited for travel by foot and limited only for survey by vehicle. A video of this incident which took place on the evnin of last 18th has been released to social media by now. It is seen below 



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