The Kerala Forest
Department is of the view that unrestricted entry of vehicles
for ferrying pilgrims into the Pullumedu trekking path was
one of the factors that paved the way for the stampede.
The vast grasslands of
Pullumedu had been bubbling with religious fervour last
evening moments before it turned into virtual grave yard
where 104 Ayyappa devotees and trapped and killed in a