The incident took place during Pulapatta temple festival procession in Palakkad. The jumbo named Devidasan went on a rampage after another elephant collided with it from behind. The scared jumbo is said to have felt threatened and stomped down the streets. The angry tusker smashed bikes, autos and almost every vehicle that was parked on the road. Meanwhile, two mahouts who were sitting atop the elephant hung on for their dear lives and watched in horror as the jumbo unleashed its fury.