Padayappa is only a case in point and the people of the hill town of Munnar are living in constant fear of wild animal intrusion.
Built between 1887 and 1895, this 176-ft dam at the confluence of Mullayar and Periyar rivers has been the centre of a long legal battle between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
In the Lok Sabha election of 2019 too, the Western Ghats ecology reports had little influence on the electorate in spite of parties trying to rake it up.
Arun alias Anu, 28, was found hanging from a tree on the premises of a vacant house at Vandithara in Neendapara, near the Pallivasal power house of the KSEB.
As many as 47 people had applied for a post at the college and the local CPM leaders had recommended some among them.
In the 10-page note, found by the police from the rented accommodation of Arun at Rajakumari, he admits to stabbing Reshma to death. The police said that Arun had addressed the letter to his friends.
Reshma, 17, daughter of Vandipara natives Rajesh and Jessy, was found with stab injuries around 9.30pm on Friday.
The body of the plus two student was found in a pool of blood at an isolated place, about half a km away from her home.
Load-shedding is likely to continue in several areas of Kerala in the coming days.
The Thiruvananthapuram unit of the CBI has filed the charge sheet against nine police officials, including first accused sub-inspector K A Sabu, in connection with the custodial death.