Nilai: The death toll of sheep in attack by the mystery animal in Nilai area of Cuttack district continued to rise with two more deaths reported at Olansa village here on Sunday night .
Two more sheep were also found injured. However, no animal was caught in the special trap laid by the Forest department. CCTV cameras were installed to get the visual of the killer and sniffer dog pressed into action have also failed to trace the animal.
Meanwhile, the forest department has put up many awareness banners with helpline numbers in the area.
It has urged locals to help the district administration and forest officials in their endeavor to trace and catch the wild animal. It has also requested the owners of sheep to be vigilant between 1 AM and 4 AM apart from lighting the pens of the sheep.
The forest department has also launched some helpline numbers and requested the people to inform them as soon as coming across any wild animal.
The helpline numbers are: Phulnakhara Forest Ranger- 9437223576, Niali Forester – 9937272082, 9938383543 and Wild Life Warden (Khordha) – 9437160068.