Tribal youth, four-month-old baby die after falling onto rocks in Wayanad

Wayanad: A tribal man fell to death from a tree while collecting honey here on Sunday. The deceased is identified as Parappanpara colony native Rajan, 47.

Rajan fell from the tree when the ladder slipped while he was mounting to extract honey. When the hive disturbed, a swarm of bees started to pour out and the group ran in fear of the bee attack. While running, the child slid from mother’s hand and died by falling into the nearby river.

The two accidents took place in a forest range near the Malappuram-Wayanad border. Parappanpara is a tribal colony inside the forest. The area is covered by steep hills and has very dangerous paths. Police and Fire Force reached the spot and took the bodies outside the forest.

Rajan resides at Cholanaikkan sanctuary in Muppainad grama panchayat and the four-month-old baby of Sunil and Kaada is from Kumbalappara colony in Nilambur.

The group entered the forest to collect honey on Saturday night. There was heavy rain in this region near Kalakka Puzha at night. The group included a family from Kumbalappara colony, located on the other side of the river and a few tribals from Parappanpara.

The mortal remains were recovered by a team of police officers led by Kalpetta Fire and Safety Assistant Station Officer PO Varghese, forest department, Pulse Emergency team and natives.

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