The bull elephant, Gopi, aged 37, has been part of Mysuru Dasara several times.
Notably, the police officials had to release the person nabbed in connection with the lone case filed in this regard, as the complainant, a minor, refused to appear in the court for testimony.
The temple authorities did not consult the trust board members before taking crucial decisions regarding the organisation of Dasara festival last year.
The family moved to the city for work after Dasara festival and were planning to return to their native after Sankranti.
After taking a holy dip in the River Krishna at Durga Ghat, the devotees with Bhavani mala thronged the shrine in large numbers.
The extra garbage generated from households and markets on account of Dasara festivities has led to garbage mounds being formed across the city.
In the melee, police lathi charged them and dispersed the agitating mob.
Lakhs of people witnessed the grand spectacle of world famous Jamboo Savari to mark the grand final of Vijayadasahmi procession.
The deaths cast a shadow on the Dasara celebrations and Vijayadashmi rituals conducted by the family on Friday.
The Jamboo Savari, which marks the culmination of the nine-day Dasara festivities programmed for today, will continue as scheduled despite the death in the royal family.
The BSE 30-share barometer dropped 408.45 points, or 1.17 per cent, to 34,371.13 in early trade.
The Dasara festival that was inaugurated on October 10 by Infosys Foundation chairperson and writer Sudha Murty atop Chamundi Hills has brought lakhs of people to the city.
He also promised to celebrate Dasara at Palasa on Thursday at 10 a.m, with the cyclone-affected people.
Officials from Chief Minister’s Office have reportedly spoken to Babu and warned him of taking severe action.
This Dasara, The ThickShake Factory is offering over 50 types of ‘thick’ shakes--some of which are strawberry kiwi, banana berry and mango blast-- to the residents of Vijayawada.