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Jan 6, 2015

04:36:35 GMT--HAZMAT - Asia - India

EDIS Number: HZ-20150106-46565-IND

Date / time: 06/01/2015 04:35:06 [UTC]


Area: Asia

Country: India

State/County: State of Karnataka

Location: Goripalya

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Heavy


Twenty-three stray dogs and 55 crows were found dead in various localities in Goripalya on Monday morning. Civic authorities suspect they had all been poisoned. While residents said stray dogs had become a menace in Goripalya, Ayub Khan, a shopkeeper, said garbage was not being cleared on time, which had resulted in an increase in the number of stray dogs. "We complained to the local councillor and BBMP officials many times. But in vain," he said. However, he said they did not know who had killed the dogs. "I saw a crowd when I came to the shop this morning. It was then that we got to know about the animal deaths," he said. A BBMP official said, "We found biryani packets where we found the corpses of animals. Some people may have deliberately mixed poison with biryani." BBMP veterinary department officials are waiting for the postmortem reports to know the exact cause of death. Dr Rajashekar, a veterinary doctor with BBMP, said, "We got the information at around 8 am on Monday. The incident may have occurred on Sunday night. We have sent the corpses to the veterinary hospital at Hebbal for a postmortem. We will get a clear picture only after the report." Laabu Ram, DCP (West), said he visited Goripalya on Monday. "Along with JJ Nagar police, a KSRP battalion has also been deputed and the situation is peaceful. I spoke to the residents as well as local leaders," he said. Speaking to Express, Sathyanarayana Kudur, ACP, Kengeri Gate Subdivision, said a resident of the locality has registered a complaint. An FIR has been registered under IPC Section 284 (negligent conduct with respect to poisonous substance) and Section 428 (mischief by killing or maiming animals).

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