IMPHAL, Dec 6 (Newmai): The State Government of Manipur claimed that the investigation reports on the series of killings of domestic animals and fowls in the State since October indicated that the attacks were done by dogs.
Speaking to media persons tonight, Manipur Forest minister, Th Shyamkumar said that dogs were responsible for the killings of domestic animals and fowls.
Since October this year nearly 150 domestic animals including pigs, ducks and chicken have been killed by some predators. The report added that nearly 40 incidents have been reported from the districts of Churachandpur, Imphal West, Imphal East, Kakching and Kangpokpokpi.
According to the Forest minister, scientists who came from Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun installed cameras in various areas and the results showed that dogs were responsible for the killings of ducks, chicken and domestic animals.
However, questions cropped up as to why the dogs started attacking domestic animals and fowls all of a sudden only in this winter. There is unlikely to find a record in the State that dogs attacked domestic animals and fowls in such a large scale in the past. The question of two cows killed in Kangpokpi district is also one thing to ask as to how dogs could manage such a huge prey.