Thrissur : Member of Rapid Action Team, who a wild elephant trampled in Palapilli has succumbed to his injuries while under hospitalisation. The unfortunate personnel is Mukham native Hussain, who was part of the team that arrived to thwart wild elephants into the forests, after series of invasions the herds made in the adjoining villages. Hussain breathed his last early this morning.
Husain was under treatment for a week now. His health condition worsened last night and though shifted to a private hospital in Ernakulam, doctors were unable to save him.
Elephant herds beached into human settlements fringing Palapilli estate. The rampaging got frequent and a Rapid Action team was deployed to drive elephants back into the forests.