Madikeri: A mahout was killed by an elephant on Thursday in Dubare elephant camp in Madikeri. The elephant trampled Mani (47) to death while he was providing fodder.
The incident occurred at 5pm in the evening. According to forest officers, the same elephant had killed mahout Annu (45) in April.
Speaking to reporters, DCF Surya Sen said the elephant, named Karthik, was particularly allergic to the smell of alcohol. "If anyone goes near it by consuming alcohol, it attacks," said Sen. The DCF said officials were thinking of taking steps to prevent attacks on mahouts.