Arikomban | File Photo: Mathrubhumi
Idukki: Rice eating rogue elephant, Arikomban, which was translocated from Chinnakanal to Periyar Tiger Reserve, has reportedly been spotted near Kumily Town. As per aerial distance estimation, the jumbo had arrived around six kilometres near the town.
Following this, Arikomban reportedly went back to Medakanam region, the largest range in the Periyar east division. The incident took place on Wednesday night.
Kumily is a densely populated area that shares a border with Periyar reserve.
Reportedly, the forest department has been monitoring the movement of the tusker using data obtained from its GPS collar. At present, there is no need to panic and the elephant is under surveillance of the officials, said the forest authorities.