Idukki: Arikomban have reached the forest near Lower Camp Power House, eight kilometers from Arikomban Kumali. The forest department has informed that the Arikomban has left the Kerala border and entered the Tamil Nadu border.
The current route of Arikompan is towards Chinnakal. Arikompan’s move is by crossing the Kottarakkara-Dindigal national highway. From last night to Friday morning, Arikompan was located in the vicinity of the Thekkady forest area. After reaching 100 meters near the residential area, the elephant was chased into the forest by firing shots in the air and making noise. The presence of Arikompan was learned from GPS signals.
Arikompan was seen here after eleven o’clock last night. Later, the forest guards chased the elephant into the forest itself. The authorities had warned that there is a possibility that Arikomban will come here again as they have understood the location. In this situation, the monitoring of Arikomban has also been intensified.