Youth shot dead and another injured in Wayanad

A man was killed and another sustained serious injuries in a suspected wild boar shooting accident at Vandiyampetta near Kambalakkadu in Wayanad district.

The Kambalakkadu police identified the deceased as Jayan, 36, of Mele Chundarangode Kurichiya tribal hamlet at Mechana near Kottathara in the district. His relative Sharon, 27, was admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, with serious bullet injuries.

The incident occurred around 10.30 p.m. on Monday while the two men were trying to drive out wild boars from the paddy field of their friend at Vandiyampetta along with two relatives, the police said.

The police have taken the relatives, Chandrappan and Kunhiraman of the hamlet, into custody in connection with the incident. During interrogation, they said somebody fired at them while they were trying to drive out the wild boars, the police said. The Forest and Police departments have launched parallel investigations into the incident.

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