Mysterious sheep killing in Niali: Team formed to trace killer


Niali: The State Government today sought a report from Chief District Veterinary Officer (CDVO) of Cuttack on the stealth killing of many numbers of sheep under mysterious circumstances in Niali area.

“I have sought a report from the CDVO, Cuttack, after getting to know about killing of about 150 sheep within a period of two months,” Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Minister Damodar Rout said.

Collector Nirmal Mishra of Cuttack district has asked the officials to set up a team to investigate into death of sheep.

The team would consist of Tehsildar, local Police Inspector, forest officials. Some villagers would also be taken into the team, Mishra said adding that he suspected that hyena or wild wolves from nearby Bhanra forest might be killing the sheep.

“CCTV cameras will also be installed at sensitive places, if needed,” he said.

The latest report of killing of three sheep came from Alana village under Niali block last night, police said.

It is being alleged by some quarter that wild animals were attacking sheep in villages and eating only their liver. The minister, however, denied their claim.

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