BENGALURU: A stray dog, which was being used as bait by the forest officials to trap the leopard, managed to sneak out of the cage by digging his way out beneath the cage around 4 pm on Thursday.
A two-member team of animal activists, who went to the spot after they learnt that the dog, which was being used as a bait since Wednesday was not provided food and water, they found the cage empty and the dog had fled.
Mandhakini Vasudevan, an animal rights activist said, “When we read the news, I along with another member went to Varthur to see the dog around 4 pm, but by then the animal had managed to escape. We called district forest officials to ask as to why no food and water was given to the dog, amounting to animal cruelty.” The animal rights activist are now contemplating to write to forest officials in this regard. Earlier in the afternoon, when DC visited the spot, the dog was in the cage with no food and water next to him.
Area cleared of garbage
Amidst all the hysteria, the land owner seemed to have cashed in on the opportunity to get the land cleared of garbage. The land owner used to have frequent quarrels with migrant workers in this regard.
“I have strictly directed these workers not to use the land for any purpose. Earlier, as the land was empty, the bushes had grown all over. These migrant workers were dumping garbage, which used to attract dogs. The leopard also came after the dogs,” he told DC....