Deoli village in south Delhi saw high drama on Tuesday following reports that eight spotted deer or chital were killed inside the adjacent wildlife sanctuary in Asola in the Southern Ridge.
Wildlife officials, however, could find two carcasses and they believe that a pack of stray dogs might have entered the enclosure and killed the deer.
“Stray dogs are a big problem in this sanctuary. Some of them dogs killed the two deer,” said an official of the Forest Departement. As locals claimed that more than two deer were killed, former MLA, Saket, Vijay Jolly rushed to the spot in the morning and lodged a complaint at Neb Sarai police station.
A police team led by the local Station House Officer went inside the sanctuary but no other evidence of dead deer was found, officials said. “The Wildlife officials claimed that the dogs killed the deer but there was no injury mark on the carcasses,” Jolly said. “We have confirmed that it was dog attack case,” said an official of NGO Wildlife SOS.