By Our Correspondent
Devikulam, Nov 21 (IVC) The wild tusker Padayappa again entered the Lockhart estate area near here in Idukki district on the morning of Nov 20.
According to the local people, the tusker entered the factory division area of Lockhart estate around 0630 hours and roamed around the cluster homes (Layams) of the estate workers in the area for over three hours. The animal did not attack the houses.
After 0930 hours the tusker moved to the forest. The local peop
On Sunday night (Nov 19) the tusker reached the ration shop in the area. When the people noticed the tusker’s presence at 1100 hours night , they alerted forest officials and they and they chased the animal back to the forest. Munnar Assistant Conservator Forests (ACF) Job J Neriamparampil said the Forest Department team was closely monitoring the movements of the tusker. “It did not attack attack anyone on MONDAY. The Munnar and adjacent areas are its natural habitat”, Neriamparampil said.