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The cops’ action came on the information the culprit had stayed in their house, hiding from the police, on the day after the murder.
Meesapulimala and Kolukkumala near Munnar are covered with a white blanket of frost drawing tourists, particularly adventurous youngsters even from abroad.
Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company had lost 6.31 lakh kg of crop when the mercury dipped to -2 degree Celsius in January, 2018.
As the weather in some parts of Munnar reported minus degree temperature last week, tourist operators and hoteliers expect a spurt in tourist footfall in the coming days.
Munnar, considered the Kashmir of Kerala, on Wednesday morning was blanketed with thick frost which saw mercury plunging to minus three degrees.
Thunder showers and strong wind caused flooding and travel disruption across the Munnar - Udumalpet interstate highway yesterday.
Lower than expected, nearly 1.20 lakh tourists reached Eravikulam National Park to witness the Neelakurinji bloom from September 1- October 28.
Last week, the tour packages to Munnar were cancelled after a heavy rain alert was issued by IMD in Idukki district.
Traffic on the Kumily-Munnar route near Chakkupallam and on the Kumily-Kattappana route near Attappallam was disrupted after earth and boulders fell on the road.
It was on Tuesday that Rajendran, along with party activists, encroached into the office and tried to forcibly accommodate the students of Government Arts College, Munnar, there.
Blooming every 12 years, Neelakurinji attracted over 628,427 tourists to Munnar in 2017 - an increase of 34.31 percent as compared to 467,881 vacationers in 2016.
Farmers in Vellathooval, a quaint village in the suburbs of Munnar, were hoping for good yield after two consecutive years of deficit rain.
Driving through the winding ghat road from Neriamangalam to Munnar, tonnes of earth and trees sent tumbling down by a series of landslips welcome the odd visitor to the hill station.
Following the flood, there were several cancellations of tourist bookings to Munnar to witness the flowering of the neelakurinji.
The rain has stopped and another blue that is taking over the hills of Munnar.