Tusker attacks homes of those who damaged Ganesha temple

October 4th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Oct 4 (IANS) An elephant attacked houses of people allegedly involved in damaging a temple of Lord Ganesha in Jharkhand and ensured their arrest.According to media reports Saturday, a wild elephant attacked houses of around 10 people who on Aug 16 had damaged the temple of elephant-headed god Ganesha situated in Mahudi hills of Hazaribagh district, around 120 km from here.

Later the police arrested those allegedly involved in the incident. The villagers point that the elephant did not hurt anyone else.

Reports suggest that the angry elephant appeared near the temple on Aug 17 and did not allow any devotee to enter. Later the elephant attacked houses of those involved in the damage. The villagers feel it identified those involved with its strong sense of smell.

“The elephant was staying around the temple. We succeeded in pacifying it to install another statue of Ganesha,” said Awadh Kishore Yadav, a villager.

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