In a tragic incident, a dog died after biting a homemade bomb preserved to protect crops from wildlife.
The incident took place on Friday in the village of Apoondi, near Virinjipuram, in the district of Vellore, in Tamil Nadu.
Residents of the village heard a loud explosion on Friday evening, after which they rushed to the scene. The villagers were shocked to discover a dog lying in a pool of blood with a torn mouth.
Villagers quickly called the cops, who arrived at the scene and transported the dog’s carcass to the government veterinary hospital for an autopsy.
Meanwhile, authorities are also investigating who was responsible for keeping illicit country bombs on their territory.
Farmers in many parts of the country are using local bombs to scare off wild animals and protect their crops from damage.
Similar tale of the land of God
A similar incident of an elephant biting a country bomb in Kerala had sparked outrage across the country not so long ago.
The 15-year-old wild elephant had died in a river in Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad District, Kerala, after sustaining fatal injuries inside its mouth from a fruit laden with explosives.
The elephant’s death caught India’s attention after a forestry officer, Mohan Krishnan, issued a moving apology on May 30.
“Sorry sister,” wrote Krishnan, who witnessed the elephant’s death in Malayalam in a Facebook post, which received nearly 10,000 reactions or comments.
“With her mouth and tongue destroyed in the blast, she was walking hungry and unable to eat. She must have been more worried about the health of the child inside her than her own hunger.
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