Over 300 stray dogs poisoned in Andhra village

The gruesome incident first came to light on July 29.

 

Animal rights activists alleged that more than 300 stray dogs were poisoned to death and their bodies were buried in pits in a village situated in Andhra's West Godavari district.

 

The gruesome incident first came to light on July 29 when animal rights activist Sri Latha Challapalli received a tip-off. She went to the village and was shocked to find the decomposed carcasses of the dogs in a shallow pit on its outskirts.

 

"The killings took place on July 24 and I got information on July 29. I went to the village and saw the decomposed bodies buried in a pit near the pond. Initially, the local police were not willing to file a case under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act," she said.

 

The charges under which the secretary and the sarpanch have been booked are - 429 r/w 34 of the Indian Penal Code (mischief by killing or poisoning animals). Also sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960.

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