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At Ningomthong Ktina Panung, Imphal East, 35 duck have been found killed today morning. It is suspected that may have been killed by wild animals.
Similar incidents have occurred at Churachandpur district recently where some domestic animals were found killed by some unknown creatures. From the remains, it appeared as if the predator killed and partially fed from the stomach of the dead animals.
Till date no one has been able to solve the puzzle of the mysterious creature which is suspected to be behind all these killings of domestic animals.
Speaking to media persons, owner of the ducks, Thokchom Ratan said the incident might have occurred sometime between 12:30 am to around 3:30 am. He said due to some domestic work, the family members slept late around 12 midnight and they woke up at around 3:30 am. When he woke up this morning the ducks were found dead in the duck coop, he added.
He further said he rears 75 ducks and out of which 35 ducks were found dead but some of ducks are still under trace and yet to be found.
It may be mentioned that the coop was located adjacent to a paddy field which is surrounded by nets in a pond. There were paw marks in and around the coop which seems like paw marks of dogs.
Ratan said during the time of incident, no noise was heard by any of the house members.
Forensic team and Singjamei police came for spot enquiry in order to solve the mysterious incide