Bangalore: A case of burial has come to light after more than 100 dogs were poisoned to death in Shivamogga, Karnataka. More than 100 dogs were first poisoned and killed, then buried in the Shivamogga district. Police have registered a case against a gram panchayat official while investigating the case. Tell you that a case of the killing of 150 monkeys was also reported in Karnataka a few days ago. The bodies of the dogs were recovered by the animal rescue club people in Hunsekatte village of Bhadravati taluk in Shivmogga, 300 km from Bengaluru.
Though the police have not given the exact number, they have said that preliminary investigation spelled out that there could be more than 100 bodies. Shivamogga SP Laxmi Prasad said a case has been registered against the officials of Kambadal Hosur Gram Panchayat based on the complaint of local animal rights activists. Prasad said, 'The complaint says that the gram panchayat had ordered the killing of dogs. We have sought a report from a team of veterinarians on the cause of deaths and other information on the matter. Further action will be taken on the basis of the report.'
Officials at Bhadravati rural police station, where a complaint has been lodged, said local residents noticed some suspicious activity taking place in the area after which they informed the animal rescue club to locate the bodies of the dogs. Activists have alleged that gram panchayat officials gave the contract to a private firm to kill dogs and some dogs were buried alive. Police said the affirmations are under investigation.