Koraput: A crocodile carcass was spotted lying on the roadside in Bagaderi village under Kundura block in Koraput district today morning.
According to initial reports, the reptile was reportedly killed after being run over by an unknown vehicle. Eyewitnesses also claimed to have seen another crocodile moving near the carcass.
The presence of the vicious reptiles has sparked panic and fear amongst the locals who suspect that more crocodile might be dwelling in the nearby water bodies including a pond and a river.
The villagers also alleged that forest department officials were not prompt to reach the spot immediately even after being intimated about the same, sources said.