4 more sheep killed in Niali by mystery animal

KalingaTV News Network

Niali: In no respite for locals from ‘mysterious animal’ attack in Niali block of Cuttack district, four more sheep were killed by the predator at different places last night.

Tension gripped Dahijang village under Bilasuni panchayat after at least two sheep were spotted dead in the cattle shed of one Parmanand Sethi this morning. Pointing at the similar modus operandi of the ‘mysterious animal’ deep nail indentations and injury marks were found on the neck of the sheep carcasses.

Similarly, two sheep—one each from Surendra Das and Sakula Swain’s cattle shed–in Badabanki village in the block were also found dead in the same night.

Meanwhile, forest department officials have reached the area and are taking stock of the situation.

With the fresh sheep deaths the total number of sheep killed in Niali, Kantapada and Balipatna blocks in last one month has crossed 40.

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