This elephant belongs to BJP MLA Vipin Singh of Gorakhpur Rural Assembly. Vipin Singh won from here for the first time during CM Yogi Adityanath’s first term. Despite strong opposition for the second time, the BJP gave him the ticket and he was again elected MP. The elephant has been bred at Vipin Singh for many years. Elephants have been bred since the time of their father Ambika Singh at the behest of a Brahmin for certain religious beliefs and for the removal of family defects. His father Ambika Singh was also a BSP MLA in 2007 from Kaudiram assembly. It is said that on Thursday this elephant was sent to Mohammadpur Mafi village to take part in the yagya procession, where this tragic incident took place.
Three more years ago, the elephant took the life of its mahout
The elephant’s name is Prasad. Also earlier in 2020, the same elephant killed his mahout Shabbir. A villager says that people in the village repeatedly asked the mahout to take the elephant away but the mahout did not pay attention to their words. The crowd was increasing near the elephant, because of which he became angry. The enraged elephant crushed three people to death.