VILLUPURAM: Police registered cases against the town panchayat chairman and nine other staff based on a complaint received from Blue Cross of India for culling stray dogs and burying the carcasses on the Marakkanam shore. A team of veterinary doctors from Marakkanam also visited the spot and collected samples from the carcasses.
Based on a complaint from social activist Saeed Hameed, the animal activists had on Thursday pulled out carcasses of 18 stray dogs that were allegedly administered lethal doses and buried on the seashore in Theerthavari village near Konavayankuppam.
Of which, five carcasses were taken by the Blue Cross team, who are planning to take them to the veterinary hospital in Vepery, Chennai, for testing.
Blue Cross general manager Dawn Williams lodged a complaint with the Marakkanam police, who registered cases against the town panchayat chairman M A Sekar and nine more workers Meanwhile, whistle-blower Saeed Hameed alleged that he received a few threats for taking the issue to the Blue Cross. He alleged that the callers told him that “they should have buried him instead of the dogs”.