Maharashtra shocker: 90 dogs, with their legs tied, found dead
An appalling case of animal cruelty has been reported from Maharashtra, one which will give you the chills. At least 90 dead stray dogs were found from various spots of a forest on Girda-Savaldabara Road in Buldhana district, police said on Sunday. What's more shocking is that muzzles and legs of these poor dogs were tied with strings. A case has been registered.
Foul smell made life difficult for locals
Notably, the foul smell emanating from carcasses alerted the locals. "The cattle herders complained to us that bodies of many dogs were thrown in the forest area. The stench is not letting the people move around the area and it can also lead to the spread of disease, (sic)" a local youth told ANI. Subsequently, the villagers approached the police.
More than 100 dogs were found, most of them died
When police and forest officials reached the spot, they were in for a shock, as more than 100 dogs were found there. An official told PTI, "More than 100 dogs were found thrown on the road at five locations. Of them, 90 dogs were found dead while some were found to be alive." Thereafter, officials freed the dogs, who were fortunate enough to survive.
A JCB had to be called to remove the bodies
"We got the information that bodies of numerous dogs were thrown in the area from the locals. We have called a JCB to remove the bodies and dispose of them properly. Efforts are also underway to remove the stench," forest guard KN Taral told ANI.
A case has been registered, probe is underway
On the basis of the complaint of the forest guard, a case was registered under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and relevant sections of IPC against unidentified killers. An official said post-mortem report will shed light on what led to the inhumane deaths of the canines. Police officials are also speaking to dog-catchers for clues.