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Idukki: Residents protest the failure to catch the “Arikomban” rice-eating tusker

Protests broke out in several parts of this high range district on Thursday with locals taking to the roads and blocking traffic, aggrieved over the Kerala High Court’s decision not to permit capture of ‘Arikomban’, a wild tusker, for the time being.

The High Court had on Wednesday constituted a five-member expert committee to take a decision on what action should be taken with regard to Arikomban, so named as it raids ration shops and houses for rice.

The panel has to communicate its decision to the court by April 5, till when capture of the elephant has been prohibited.

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