January 5, 2021
Elephant poaching is rampant in the foothills of the Western Ghats of Coimbatore in places like Narasipuram, Thondamuthur, Iruttuppallam, Chemmedu, Alandurai, Anaikatti and Kanuvai, farmers continue to be killed by elephants. Elephants have been damaging agricultural lands as well.
One of the wild elephants had come to Thondamuthur area in search of food. The male elephant died tragically when it was thrown into a fence set up there near the agricultural land owned by one Durai in Chemmedu. Early in the morning, when the people of the area went to the forest, they saw the dead elephant and informed the Thondamuthur Wildlife Sanctuary. Forest officials arrived on the scene and the remains of the male elephant has been sent for a physical examination. The police are investigating the area where the electric fence was erected for the agricultural land.