Idukki: A farmer was killed on Monday morning in a wild elephant attack while working in his cardamom plantation in Idukki district.
The deceased is Samuel Thevar, a resident of Thalakulam in Santhanpara
The incident occurred at around 10 am when the farmer, along with some of the labourers were working in the plantation in Santhanpara village in Idukki district.
"The elephant came there suddenly and he could not escape to safety. The others there were not injured," a forest official said.
Farmers' associations and other political parties blocked the highway demanding immediate action on the increasing incidents of wild animal attacks.
Wild elephants frequently come there owing to the cardamom plantations and it is difficult to put up fencing there, he said.