After a lull of one year, the fear of mysterious creature returned to haunt the residents of Cuttack district with many sheep being killed in the past two days.
In a strange recurring and clueless phenomenon, as many as 29 sheep have been killed in the last two days at Gunadola village under Kantapara block in Cuttack district.
As per reports, a total of 20 sheep of Babaji Choudhury from Thakura Pokhari ward of the village were found dead with injury marks. The incident occurred again on Monday when Gokulananda Choudhury of the same area found to his utter shock and dismay that nine of his sheep were dead in the same manner.
As was the case in the past in another block Niali in the district, the marauding creature has ripped apart the intestine of the sheep.
Local people are surprised not to hear the scream of the sheep when the creature attacked the flock and killed so many of them. Moreover, the creature has neither eaten the flesh of the sheep nor dragged them anywhere.
Panic gripped the area following the tragic incidents. The farmers have demanded compensation for their loss.
Upon being informed, forest and veterinary officials reached the spot and started an inquiry into the incident.
Notably, these kinds of incidents are recurrently happening in different areas of the State in the last five years. Forest officials have failed to understand the nature of the creature on the prowl in human habitations.