Lethal injections were used on 40 stray dogs in Vellore in a township managed by BHEL company, alleged a veterinary doctor, according to The Times of India.
Following a complaint by a veterinary doctor, the SIPCOT police filed a case under the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The doctor works in the animal husbandry department and alleged mass killing of dogs.
Collector SA Raman told The Times of India that they have received a complaint from an animal activist, TB Somanathan. He alleged that about 40 dogs were poisoned to death near near Ranipet.
The collector has asked the officials of the department to look into this issue and take an appropriate action.
Somanathan alleged that officials of a public sector company made their sanitary workers kill the stray dogs in the township. He claimed that they used lethal injections to kill them and buried their carcasses in the riverbed near Trivalam Bridge. He told TOI that he received a call from Maneka Gandhi on Thursday and she said that she had received an e-mail from a resident that stray dogs were being killed using lethal injections.
Somanathan said that the police had spotted the place where the dogs were buried and also found the driver who took the carcasses of the dogs to the riverbed. The officials will exhume the body for post-mortem, according to TOI.
However, sub inspector of the SIPCOT station, S Muthu Eswaran who is the investigating officer in the case said that they were trying to find the place where the carcasses were buried and also said that the complainant is not sure about the date of the incident or where the bodies were buried.