A 30-year-old tea estate worker was mauled to death by a tiger near Gudalur in hilly Nilgiris District on Saturday, triggering panic in the locality, police said.
An alert has been sounded at all check posts in Nilgiris district following the suspected Maoist attacks in Palakkad and Wayanad districts of Kerala, bordering the state, early on Monday, police said.
A 31-year-old woman and her two children were admitted to the Government Hospital here o n Monday, after they consumed poison-laced soft drinks on the premises of the District Collectorate.
About 4,000 autorickshaws remained off roads in Nilgiris District, demanding immediate implementation of a recent order permitting them to ply their vehicles over 20 km against the present limit of seven km.
Gudalur and surrounding areas in Nilgiris district were experiencing heavy rains on national highways.
Avenging a triple murder in his family, a 47-year old man allegedly killed his brother, sister-in-law and their son and attempted to end his life in a village in nearby Gudalur.
Shops and commercial
establishments in Gudalur Assembly constituency in Nilgiris
district downed shutters on Monday, while road transport, barring
public transport, remained off the road.
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