Arun Panikkar, 40, an elephant carer, has been crushed to death by the elephant that he was carrying.
In the video footage,the man could be seen lying helpless as it was killed by the elephant after he beat it with a stick to make it sit while bathing it. Arun slipped and fell as he hit the elephant in Kerala, southern India.
CCTV showed Arun standing near the side of the elephant and hitting it as he tried to make it sit but as the elephant began to sit, Arun slipped and fell just before the elephant landed on the ground and instead landed on him, crushing him.
A friend, who is off-camera, can be seen rushing into view and makes effort to push the elephant off but it was too late. Mr Panikkar was killed instantly from serious head injuries.
Watch the video below.