Cuttack: After Niali, the fear of mystery animal has gripped the neighbouring Balipatna block in Cuttack district As one sheep was spotted killed in a local resident’s cattle shed in Tihuri village under Amannakuda panchayat limit in the early morning today.
The villager Benudhar Behera spotted a sheep dead during an inspection of his cattle shed today morning. The killing pattern of the sheep was found to be the same deep nail indentures on the carcass and pug marks of the mysterious animal were also found inside the shed.
With the latest incident the number of sheep killed by the undetected animal gone up to 32 in Niali, Kantapada and Balipatna blocks in the last one week since sheep killing by the unidentified animal returned to the district.
Banamalipur police station personnel have started an investigation into the incident even as the villagers continue to remain in panic.