New Delhi - Two elephants in India's eastern Assam state were shot dead by the police after they went on a rampage killing eight villagers and wounding nine, news reports said Thursday. The pair of domesticated elephants turned violent and mowed through five villages in southern Assam before entering neighbouring Mizoram state Tuesday, IANS news agency reported.
"Eight people including five women were killed and nine more injured. The beasts also damaged several houses in a 40-kilometre radius," a wildlife department official said.
Finally, a team of policemen in Mizoran shot down the elephants on Wednesday.