MUMBAI: The main accused involved in hunting elephants from forests was found dead in Maharashtra. He has been identified as Aikkaramattam Vasu (54), native of Kuttambuzha in Kothamangalam. He was found hanging at the farm house in Doda Marg in Maharashtra Sunday afternoon.
A suicide note was recovered from near the body. The note had accused the forest department for the suicide. My relatives are innocent, the note said.
A police team and his relatives have left for Maharashtra. Apart from Vasu, Eldos of Puthenpurackal is also an accused in poaching.