Maharashtra: 65 goats die in mutton shop due to suffocation in Thane district

Thursday, 12 May 2022 (13:14 IST)
Thane: As many as 65 goats were found dead in a mutton shop at Bhiwandi taluka in the district, the official said on Thursday.

Officials of Animal Husbandry department said that a total of 70 goats were purchased by the shop owner and kept in his shop at Gundavali on Tuesday night. Next morning around 0400 hrs, neighbours heard groaning sound, and when they opened the shop, and found 65 goats had died.

Autopsy report showed that goats were died due to suffocation.

Meanwhile, the Thane District Animal Husbandary officer Dr G G Chandore said that these goats were kept in a tiny room, without doors and window, and only had a shutter. There was no proper air circulation facility in the room. Hence the goats got suffocated and chocked to death, he said. (UNI)

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