While Haji gave the land for the new houses, Lokesh pledged his for an accessible road that can be built towards the plot.
Two years ago, the police had lodged a case of sexual harassment against the suspect, 60-year-old Jagadish Machimada, and the case was being heard at a local court.
The two-bedroom houses, spread across 4.8 acres, have been distributed to families whose houses were completely damaged or destroyed in the landslides.
The decision is among several steps taken by the district administration in the aftermath of the floods and landslides in Kodagu last year.
The police suspect that the motive could be a tussle over trespassing.
The Mathigodu camp’s mahouts, who had tried to revive the elephant, allege that timely medical intervention could have saved Drona’s life.
The incident comes less than a week after an elephant was shot dead by unknown assailants in the same area.
The residents of Maadu Hati in Kodagu say they have no proper drinking water or sanitation facilities.
The estate flagged by residents is located next to the Siddapura-Nelliyahadikeri bridge.