It was a battle for survival gone wrong for both prey and predator.
Raju, son of Yohannan Njeliyath, a farmer in Kodanchery, shot dead a wild boar that entered his farm on Wednesday night.
The forest department has issued an order permitting honorary wildlife wardens in local bodies to cull wild boars that raid crops and pose a threat to human lives.
The woman, unaware of the explosive, took it and pressed it to see what it was, when it exploded.
Senior BJP leader and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi has come out against the state government decision empowering local bodies to kill wild boars that destroy crops.
However, poisoning, electrocution or use of explosives to kill them will not be allowed.
Havildars Ashok Kumar, 35, and Mohandas, 36, died of electrocution from the trap kept for wild boar in the paddy field
The association is particularly miffed with the MP for referring in his letter to the pregnant elephant that was killed by a bait explosive in the Palakkad district.
When contacted, a senior official from the forest department said, "As per the law, we cannot kill the animal."
People, farmers and motorists are at risk, but no proper solution has been found to tackle it. Animal lovers say killing them is no solution but what can be is anyone’s guess
Shivraj government mulling changes in rules to allow killing of nilgai, wild boars which damage crops
Madhya Pradesh, specially western part of the state, has a huge population of nilgai (blue bulls) and wild boars.
During a high-level meeting on Dec 1 it was decided to explore the need and strategy to establish more sterilisation centres in the State to control the monkey population.
He warns that the culling of a particular species of animals will have far-reaching consequences upsetting the link between them and their ecosystem.
The Union Environment Ministry on Monday rejected Kerala government's request seeking permission to declare wild boar as vermin.
The forest department, along with the revenue department, is also taking steps to mark the boundaries of forest land in the state and digitise all data.