Mumbai: Severed heads of two boars found at Vihar lake
Two severed heads of wild pigs were found near Vihar lake near Tulsi lake at SGNP on Wednesday evening.mumbai Updated: Mar 19, 2015 22:41 IST
Two severed heads of wild pigs were found near Vihar lake near Tulsi lake at SGNP on Wednesday evening.
Sachin Roy, real estate broker and resident of Borivli, found them while he was taking pictures of birds in the area. “When I was nearly 500m into the forest from Vihar lake, I got a foul smell. I found two severed heads of what looked like wild pigs and a few feet away, intestines were spread out on the ground,” said Roy.
Vikas Gupta, chief conservator of forest, SGNP said, “The officials visited the site, which is the southern part of Vihar lake, and it does not fall under the jurisdiction of SGNP. This area is within BMC’s jurisdiction, where a dead crocodile was found a few weeks ago.”
Gupta added that the remains of the dead animals have been sent to the forensic department.
Roy added, “A kilometer further into the forest, I found the skull of what looked like a deer, which was split into two. There were two large stones with ash in the middle near the heads of the pigs. It looked like the pigs were cooked on the spot and the heads were left there.”
Pawan Sharma, president of Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare said, “This is a matter of concern. All the animals in the park seem to be in danger. What happened is shocking. The animals are not just killed, they are also cooked in the park.”