October 2, 2015
Tension prevailed on the Coimbatore – Palakkad L&T By-Pass near Neelambur as pubic spotted a dog carcasses on the roadside on Friday.
According to residents of the Irugur Panchayat, the panchayat officials had on September 30 caught stray dogs from various parts of the Panchayat as the residents of the area complained about stray dog menace in the areas.
“The workers caught more than 10 dogs from the areas to be sterilized and took them away. But they did not leave the dogs in the same areas,” one of the residents said.
Usually, the officials catch dogs from problematic areas and leave them in the areas after sterilizing them.
However, the dogs that were caught from the areas allegedly were not returned to the areas.
Meanwhile, members of the Blue Cross have found carcasses of dogs in a bound manner and alleged that they had been killed by the workers who caught them.
One of the members alleged that this is not the first occurrence, dogs have been continuously tortured by panchayat workers and added that a complaint would be filed in this regard.
Reacting to the issue, Sulur Tahsildar Sekar said that an investigation had been instigated and assured that stern actions would be taken against whoever was found guilty.