Horrific news came out on July 29th. The report stated that around 300 stray animals were found dead in a pit, allegedly killed by poisoning in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district. According to Srilatha Challapalli, an animal rights activist, the animals were killed and dumped in a pit near a lake. She also alleged that the panchayat staff of Lingapalem were responsible for the incident. A police case has been registered in this regard, and an inquiry has been launched.
It was Srilatha, who brought the incident to the police’s notice. She was informed about it on July 29th, that the mass dog killing took place on July 24th, allegedly by panchayat officials. Later, she approached the Dharmajigudem police. Based on her complaint, a police case is registered under the Prevention of Cruelty Act Section 11, clause L, and Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code.
The police have also undertaken a postmortem on the dogs to determine if they were indeed killed by poisonous substances.
As per Dharmajigudem Sub Inspector Ramesh told TNM, “The activist alleges that these dogs were killed by the panchayat office. Based on the complaint, we have registered a case and also conducted an inquest. The investigation on the incident is underway, and we are yet to ascertain the facts.”
Source: The News Minute