TIRUMALA JEO CONSOLES MAHOUT
Tirumala, 19 December 2016: Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju on Monday has consoled, Gangaiah, the Mahout, who is undergoing treatment in SVIMS super specialty hospital in Tirupati.
The incident wherein temple elephant Avanija was allegedly frightened and became uncontrollable on seeing the mob of pilgrims who converged after Sahasra Deepalankara Seva on Sunday evening. She threw its care taker Gangaiah when he tried to control. However the other mahouts immediately brought the pachyderm to normalcy.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI