Over the past four years, 12 captive elephants have died of TB.
District-wise, Wayanad reported the highest casualties of wild jumbos — 19.
The jumbo was part of a herd of elephants from Bannerghatta in Karnataka that had ventured into the Jawlagiri forest range on Monday.
For the first time, the forest officials are profiling male wild elephants that frequently enter human habitations and raid crops in Coimbatore
Around 9 pm, the elephants entered a brick kiln, and the forest staff managed to chase them away into Adhinarayanan temple forest area near Devarayapuram only around 2.30 am on Tuesday.
The health of wild elephants, including a herd of 22 elephants, are regularly being monitored by the frontline staff at Pethikuttai reserve forest of Sirumugai forest range.
On getting the information, forest officials blocked vehicular movement on the highway from Kuchei chowk to Palabani chowk for about an hour.
There were grievous injuries on the victim's head and face but there were no signs of trampling.