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Saturday, 20 April 2024 7.31 AM IST

Belur Magna tries to enter Kerala again, gives up and goes back

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KALPETTA: Rogue tusker Belur Magna, the killer elephant, made an attempt to return to Kerala. The elephant that crossed the river returned soon. The elephant that reached Perikkalloor returned to Bairakkuppa area. The forest department issued an alert to those in Mullankolly panchayat when the tusker returned. The elephant was in the forests of Karnataka for two days. Belur Magna is now stationed in Nagarahole forest.

Meantime, four ministers will visit Wayanad today at a time when wildlife attacks turned worse and people’s protests intensified. Ministers K Rajan, A K Saseendran, K Radhakrishnan and M B Rajesh are the ministers visiting Wayanad today. The ministers will attend the meet convened by leaders of various political parties in the district at 10 am in Sulthan Bathery and then the high-level meet to be convened.

The ministers will visit the houses of V P Paul, temporary watcher of the forest department and Ajeesh of Padamala Panachi in Mananthavady, the two killed in elephant attacks and Prajeesh of Vakeri Moodakolly, killed in tiger attack.


There was widespread protest against Minister A K Saseendran, in charge of Wayanad, for not visiting the place. Security has been beefed up in view of the possibility of protests against the ministerial team. The BJP has announced that they will block the ministerial group. The UDF will hold a day and night protest in front of the Wayanad Collectorate in protest against wildlife attack. K Muraleedharan MP will inaugurate the protest at 10 am.

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