• Download mobile app
24 Sep 2018, Edition - 1168, Monday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Govt rejects JPC demand, 10-point justification issued, ‘CAG, CVC looking into matter’
  • Flood threat looms over Punjab, CM Amarinder Singh holds high-level meet; schools, colleges shut tomorrow
  • Crucial meet on SC/ST act at 4pm today
  • J&K: 1 jawan martyred in Tangdhar encounter
  • The Bishop was arrested after three days of interrogation on Friday
  • EPS-OPS govt invites DMK President MK Stalin, Kanimozhi and TTV Dinakaran for MGR centenary celebrations on 30th Sep
  • Kerala Nun Rape Case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s bail plea rejected as judicial custody has been extended till October 6th
  • Commander Abhilash Tomy rescued
  • Congress President Rahul Gandhi visits his LS Constituency Amethi
  • 15-year old boy lynched in Tamil Nadu for alleged theft

Kerala News

Elephant herd tramples Sabarimala pilgrim to death

Covai Post Network

Kochi: In a gory incident, a Sabarimala pilgrim R Nirosh Kumar from Tamil Nadu was trampled to death by a herd of elephants at Karimala forest near Pamba in the wee hours of today.

Son of Ravishankar of Vinayakapuram, Nerkundram in Chennai, Kumar was trampled to death by wild elephants when he went to attend nature’s call around 2 am.

He was part of a team of pilgrims who had stopped at a temporary shop at Karimala to take a nap, police said.

They had started trekking after doing Pettathullal ritual at Erumeli.

His teenaged brother Sairam was also resting in the shed.

The other pilgrims got up on hearing his wails and rushed to his rescue with fire to torch and drumming on steel utensils to scare away the elephants.

They found Kumar in a bad condition and carried him on foot to Pamba Government Hospital about 14 km from the spot.

He was declared dead at the hospital.

Inquest was conducted at Pamba and the body was taken to Patthanamthitta government hospital where the post mortem was conducted.

COIMBATORE WEATHER