This is something really sad and unfortunate, A 32-year-old pilgrim belonging to Chennai Tamil Nadu, was killed by a wild elephant in the trekking path leading to the famed Lord Ayyappa Temple yesterday. Deceased was identified as Nirosh Kumar who was with the other members of a pilgrim group from Chennai, was attacked and killed by the elephant at around 1.30 am when he was going to a nearby shop from his resting place. Though his fellow travellers rushed him to the nearby hospital at the foothills, he was declared brought dead.
According to newindianexpress.com report, The Forest Department has imposed restrictions on the movement of pilgrims on the Erumeli-Azhuthakadavu-Karimala route and the Sathram-Sathram Pulmedu path to Sabarimala in the wake of the latest attack by the wild animal.
Restrictions on the movement of pilgrims have been imposed on the traditional forest trekking path of Sathram-Pulmedu-Sannidhanam. The pilgrims will be allowed entry between 6.30 am and 10.30 am. At Pulmedu, the pilgrims will not be allowed after 2.30 pm as they will not reach Sannidhanam before 5 pm if allowed entry after the cut-off time.
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