Cuttack: Even as the killing of sheep in Niali region of the district continues to shroud in mystery despite slew of government measures, three more fresh deaths were reported from Jamugaradi village of Niali block last night.
Being irate over the government’s failure in tracing out the killer, villagers took to the street and staged road blockade at Kaliaghai square in the morning with the carcasses of their livestock demanding compensation.
Commuters had a tough time as vehicular traffic on Niali-Phulnakhra road came to a standstill for quite some time due to the blockade.
On the other hand, the special team from Similipal National Park (SNP) has stepped up its strategies to trap the predator. The team is equipped with tranquiliser guns and drone cameras to trace out the killer.
The team carried out aerial survey by flying drones over some villages and installed eight trap cameras at various strategic points in a local forest, sources said.