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Elephant Beats Mahout to Death after being Tormented at Resort
CityNews – On 27th September, 11 a.m. Maetang Police Station received a call that a mahout had been killed by an elephant at Baan Pang Chang Ma, Paradise Resort in Maetang.
Elephants are a popular tourist attraction
The police arrived and found the body of Sombat Salagam (43) a mahout from Surin Province. The mahout has been with his elephant, Boon Nam, when the elephant went on a rampage beating Sombat to death by beating on his body with its trunk.
A police investigation revealed that Sombat had known that the elephant had been in a temper most of the day and was worried about the animal’s behavior so he brought a spear with him to the resort in case anything happened. Police said that Sombat had prodded the elephant with the spear for an unknown reason and that the animal became angry and broke its chains. Bystanders told police that Boon Nam then violently beat its mahout until Sombat was dead.
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