Cuttack: Panic gripped Gopalasahi near Naraj in Cuttack district after an unidentified wild animal killed as many as 15 sheep of a local in the village last night.
Panic stricken sheep rearer named Bairagi Das said that two more sheep are missing from the shed. There are strange marks on the neck and legs of the dead animals.
On being informed, Forest officials along with veterinary experts reached the spot and started investigation.
Notably, similar incidents were also reported from Bhanjanagar, Jagatsinghpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Niali and Kendrapara districts. Despite massive search operation launched by the forest department, the mysterious animal could not be traced.