Cuttack: The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) SS Srivastava today said that five CCTV cameras will be installed within two days in Niali to trace the mysterious killer that has been killing large number of sheep since last few days.
Besides, loud crackers will be burst in the area to scare the animal to come out of its hiding. Traps will also be laid in the area to catch the animal, he added.
Three squads of forest department have been deployed in the area to keep a close watch on the situation. Srivastava also suggested the villagers to keep lights on in the sheep sheds in the night.
The panic-stricken people of Niali and police forces carried out a search operation in the nearest forest at Bansahi village last night to trace the mysterious killer. The forest officials and police had on Monday suspected wild animals killing the sheep in Niali area.
A team of OTV also took part in the operation accompanying the villagers in the night. Two officials of Niali police station were mobilised to guard the village.
However, they failed to find out the killer animal even after a night-long search. Earlier in the evening, a team of forest officials and Cuttack DCP visited the spot and took stock of the situation. They advised the people not to get scared over any rumours.
Meanwhile, villagers alleged administrative apathy towards their plight. “We are yet to get any assistance from the district administration. Several animals died and our people were injured. If the administration fails to give special attention to the incident, it would create more trouble for us,” a local resident said.
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On the other hand, a three-member team of Animal Disease and Research Institute collected the sample of dead lambs.
The people have been in a state of panic for last four months as around 150 domestic animals were killed in mysterious attacks in Niali.