Cuttack: The fear among the locals over the death of sheep in the Niali area grew further as one more lamb was found killed by a suspected wolf at Gobindapada village even as they and Forest Department personnel spent sleepless night to trace the killer animal.
Three sheep were also injured in the attack by wild animal at different places in Niali block, reports said.
Irate villagers staged a road blockade on the Niali-Phulnakhara road with the carcass of the dead sheep demanding compensation. Vehicular communication was disrupted for sometime on the road. The agitators said the death of their livestock has financially ruined them and the Government must compensate them.
Meanwhile, Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray directed the concerned DFO to work on war-footing to trace out the killer animal. “Enough is enough. You enter the Bhanragada forest with additional forces and locate the wild animals’ hideouts and holes,” the Minister said.