Palakkad: Just days after a trekker stuck in the Cherad Hill at Malampuzha here was rescued with help of the Indian Army, another trespasser climbed the uninhabited mountain on Sunday.
The person, who was identified only as a native of Anakal near Malampuzha, was found by a team of Forest officials and the local police around midnight. He was later admitted to the district hospital.
Locals spotted mobile flash lights on the mountain around 9pm on Sunday and informed the police and the Forest officers about the trespasser.
They had alleged the presence of at least two people on the hill. According to Manorama News, several locals had gathered at the foot of the hill following the sighting of lights atop it.
The region had been in the news recently over the rescue of 23-year-old Babu who slipped and fell into a crevice at the Kurumbachi Hill of Cherad during a trek with a group of friends.
The rescue of the youngster, after almost two days, had garnered national attention, for the difficulty involved in the mission.
While the Forest Department had shown leniency to Babu for trekking the dangerous terrain without permission, it is understood that the officials will take action on the recent trespassers once they are found.
Babu celebrated 24th birthday on Sunday
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"It is the first time I have celebrated a birthday," said a delighted Babu.