Hyderabad: Barely after two days the University of Hyderabad administration drew up a master plan to protect wildlife on the campus, a peahen was found dead near the horticulture department on Sunday.
The carcass of a deer was also found near the sports complex, but sources said it could have died some days ago. The dead peahen was spotted at about 10 am when wildlife activists were on their rounds. Activists also caught 15 trespassers on Sunday but reportedly none of them were poachers; they had entered the campus to collect wood and grass.
Mr Ravi Jillapalli, founder, Wild Lens group said the peahen may have been killed by stray dogs or poachers, like other animals on the campus previously. “We have handed over the peahen to the forest department for a postmortem and sought an inquiry.” Chief conservative of forests S. Kukerety said the postmortem would be done on Monday.