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Camel kills man by clamping its teeth around his head

By Mason White 10:15 AM January 23, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A man was attacked and killed by a camel after walking too close to the animal.

Govind Trivedi, 45, was attacked by the camel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Trivedi died after he went too close to the animal and was bit on the head. Trivedi was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack.

Phoola Mena, who had been responsible for guarding the camel, was also injured after he was bitten in the leg while trying to free Trivedi from the camel’s mouth.

According to witnesses, the incident occurred on Sunday night, while the camel was tied next to a roadside market.

Police said that they are investigating Lalisinh Rajput, the owner of the camel, to determine if there had been any negligence on his part.

According to the initial police investigation, Rajput tied his pet off the main road while he went to a nearby market. Mena was paid to care for the animal, but was asleep when Trivedi arrived.

Trivedi was described by neighbors as an alcoholic. It is believed that Trivedi went too close to the camel. The animal apparently became irritated and attacked Trivedi, sinking its teeth over his head.

His screams woke up Mena and other neighbors, but by the time he rushed to help, it was too late.

Mena was beaten by local villagers after the camel killed Trivedi. Police took Mena to a hospital to treat his injuries.

A police spokesperson said that the death was ruled accidental.