Special Correspondent

Kochi: The Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal, Ernakulam has awarded Rs.5.46 lakh to the owner of an elephant which died in a road accident.

The order was passed by K. Balasubramanyan, tribunal judge, on a claim petition filed by Thomas George. According to him, the elephant was hit by a car near the Vyttila-Aroor bypass in 2005.

He said the death was due to the injuries sustained on account of rash driving.

– Special Correspondent

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