‘Padayappa’ disrupts traffic on Munnar – Marayoor road
Munnar: The traffic was disrupted by a wild elephant on the Munnar – Udumalpet road on Wednesday. The incident happened at around 7 pm when a rogue elephant walked on to the road near Kanniyar Bungalow blocking the traffic.
Though some vehicles sped past the elephant which was standing on the middle of the road, some vehicles were damaged when it attacked.
The elephant which was nicknamed ‘Padayappa’ walked out of the forests on to the road. Later, the forest department officials reached the spot and chased it away.
The locals alleged that it had been attacking vehicles at places including the Kannimala top division in the past one week.