Coimbatore: Elephant breaks into house, consumes rice

The jumbo entered the house of Dharmaraj at Alamaramedu in the wee hours and destroyed furniture, TV set, almirah and utensils in the kitchen.

By: PTI | Coimbatore | Published:October 9, 2016 5:55 pm
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An elephant Sunday destroyed a kitchen wall of a house besides damaging furniture and other appliances of another on the outskirts of Coimbatore, police said. The jumbo entered the house of Dharmaraj at Alamaramedu in the wee hours and destroyed furniture, TV set, almirah and utensils in the kitchen.

It also consumed nearly 45 kg of rice and other grains stored in the kitchen, they said. Similarly, the jumbo later damaged the kitchen wall of another house belonging to Nagammal in the same area and consumed rice kept inside. The villagers requested the forest department to take steps to drive the elephant away to the forest, police said.

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