Mystery over dog carcasses in Wayanad river

As many as seven dog carcasses were seen a few days ago. They were at least a week old.

Panamaram: Residents of Panamaram town are perplexed over the mysterious appearance of dog carcasses in the small stream flowing nearby. As many as seven bodies were seen a few days ago. They were at least a week old. The next day, another three carcasses were found floating in the stream.

Local people informed the police, panchayat authorities, Health Department and Animal Husbandry officials but not action has been taken so far. This has led to protests. The people have taken the stand that the carcasses can be removed only after the authorities concerned arrive at the spot. They said that a post-mortem examination should be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.

When no official turned up at the spot on the first day, volunteers of Sathyam self-help group had recovered the carcasses and buried them.

When contacted, Panamaram police said that a probe had been launched and the puzzle would be solved soon.

Meanwhile, T Mohanan, vice-president of Panamaram panchayat said that, “The mystery has to be unraveled at the earliest and the culprits behind the incident brought to book. The police and the local people have to cooperate for the purpose. Sixteen CCTV cameras will be installed in Panamaram bridge and town to keep a watch over unlawful activities and prevent them.”

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