Wild elephant attacks man in Sulthan Bathery; Section 144 imposed, holiday for edu institutions

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Sulthan Bathery: A wild elephant entered the Sulthan Bathery town in Wayanad at 2 am on Friday. The elephant attacked Subair Kutty, a pedestrian, walking along the road but he escaped miraculously. Subair is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Following the elephant attack, the district sub collector imposed Section 144 in Bathery town. He has prohibited gathering of people in 10 divisions under the Bathery municipality.

The district collector has declared a holiday for educational institutions in wards 4, 6, 9, 10, 15, 23, 24, 32, 34, 35 from 2 pm on Friday. The holiday was declared considering the safety of the students.

Forest guards and local residents chased the elephant back into the forest. The elephant is believed to be the one with a radio collar that had spread fear in the area near Gudalur, Tamil Nadu. Bathery town is an area near the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary.

A team led by Dr Arun Sakaria, who was deployed to tame the elephant named PT-7 in Palakkad, has gone to Wayanad.

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