Bengaluru: A shocking incident came to the light from Malur, 50 km from Bengaluru, where a young man under the influence of alcohol tried emulating a film scene and kissed an elephant. The stunt landed him in the hospital. According to the sources, a herd of six elephants was seeing moving towards Kateri and Araleri villages on Wednesday in Karnataka. From the last one-week forest and police officials were trying hard to move them back to forests. The herd had destroyed a mango grove, plantain farms and cucumber fields in and around DN Doddi village.
As stated in the TOI report, the villagers gathered outside the village as soon as they saw the herd and started taking photos and selfies with them. Meanwhile, the elephant was getting restless seeing the crowd. Reportedly, the forest officials have taken steps to create awareness among the villagers to avoid them going near the animals or to disturb them, but despite repeated instructions, such incidents are frequent.
However, the elephant started moving towards Raju when he tried to kiss him. Minutes before the incident, Raju bragged to his friends about imitating a Kannada film hero who had kissed an elephant. Afterward, while fleeing the spot Raju rammed into a eucalyptus tree. He then started bleeding and was not in a position to speak. He was later rushed to the hospital. KP Dhanalakshmi, RFO Malur mentioned that despite moving the herd, the elephants have been returning.