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Goat-keepers burn 50 Stray Dogs alive in Kacheepuram near Chennai

The two goat-keepers poisoned 70 dogs total and then went on to set 50 of the 70 on fire

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  • Goat-keepers avenge the mauling of their goats
  • 70 dogs poisoned, 50 dogs set on fire
  • The dead bodies were thrown across a field to rot

CHENNAI- In the Keezhampur village in Kancheepuram (near Chennai) goat-keepers took justice into their own hands. Brothers, Mutha and Murugadoss set 50 dogs ablaze on Sunday, June 12, as retribution for the dogs mauling their goats. The village wreaked of the stench as charred bodies of stray dogs were found on an agricultural field.

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According to the DNA report, the atrocity inflicted on the dogs goes past the ones burnt alive. The two goat-keepers had poisoned 70 dogs total. They then went on to set 50 of the 70 on fire. Crows, birds, and cats began feeding off of the carcasses in the field. In turn, these animals have also died. P Ashwath, an animal activist from Chennai, answered the distress call.

Four days later, the tragedy that left many disturbed came to light. A villager felt accountable enough to report the incident to an animal activist, P Aswath. Melmaruvathur police registered a case based on Aswath’s complaint and booked – Murali, Muthu, Murugadoss and Jeeva of the village in relation to the incident.

Keezhampur Village. Wikimedia Commons.
Keezhampur Village. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

It was P Aswath and other volunteers who took it upon themselves to remove the dead dogs from the field. This had to be done to ensure that further infection and death would not continue. Ashwath further stated to DNA that, “Overnight a village that had close to 100 dogs, suddenly had 25.” A staggering drop in numbers that raised doubts.

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An official from Melmaruvathur police station said that FIR has been launched under IPC Section 429 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1960). FIR stands for first information report. It states that an act of crime has been committed and an investigation has begun.

-prepared by Abigail Andrea is an intern at NewsGram. Twitter @abby_kono

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  • devika todi

    what sort of atrocity is this! killing of animals who do not have a voice of their own to protect themselves. also, this will lead to the development of unhygienic conditions in the near-by areas.

  • Paras Vashisth

    This is unbelievable, how people do that. The government corporation should have to take some strict actions.

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    This is pure inhumanity. Killing dogs, one of the most loyal species on Earth is a something you cannot do even if the world comes to an end. There should be some strict action taken on the people who did that. Being a stray dog doesn’t mean they wont be taken care of

  • devika todi

    what sort of atrocity is this! killing of animals who do not have a voice of their own to protect themselves. also, this will lead to the development of unhygienic conditions in the near-by areas.

  • Paras Vashisth

    This is unbelievable, how people do that. The government corporation should have to take some strict actions.

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    This is pure inhumanity. Killing dogs, one of the most loyal species on Earth is a something you cannot do even if the world comes to an end. There should be some strict action taken on the people who did that. Being a stray dog doesn’t mean they wont be taken care of

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20 Facts About Tamil Nadu Tourism And Its Best Places

The existence of Tamil Nadu place dates back to 1000 of years back. It is one of the 29 states of India, Chennai is its capital

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The brilliance of Tamil Nadu’s tourism can be understood by state topping the list of States with the most tourist arrivals. Wikimedia Commons
The brilliance of Tamil Nadu’s tourism can be understood by state topping the list of States with the most tourist arrivals. Wikimedia Commons
  • Tamil Nadu is also the second largest contributor to India’s GDP
  • Tamil Nadu inhibits many forms of classical arts, classical music, and classical literature
  • The enormous area of Tamil Nadu makes it the 11th largest state in India and in terms of population

The word Tamil Nadu literally means ‘The Land of Tamils’ or ‘Tamil Country’. The existence of this place dates back to 1000 of years back. It is one of the 29 states of India, Chennai is its capital. The state is also the second largest contributor to India’s GDP and second most industrialized state in India.

The state inhibits many forms of classical arts, classical music, and classical literature. The diversity can be seen in language, caste and many more things. Tamil Nadu is also home to a number of historic buildings and religious sites including historic hill stations and Hindu temples of Tamil architecture.

Take a tour of the mesmerising beauty of Tamil Nadu and its culture.

1. When the world is going super costly day by day, Tamil Nadu has something very unique in its Corporation restaurants in Chennai, where one can get Idlis for Re 1 and curd rice for Rs 3.

Also Read: Top 10 Famous Hindu Temples of Tamil Nadu

2. One of the oldest known languages is said to be Latin. But as it’s not being in use anymore, Tamil language grabs the spot of oldest living language.

In 2016, Tiruchi received almost 1.21 crore tourists which were slightly more than 1.20 crore in 2015. Wikimediia Commons
In 2016, Tiruchi received almost 1.21 crore tourists which were slightly more than 1.20 crore in 2015. Wikimedia Commons

3. The great M.S. Subbalakshmi and Rukmini Devi Arundel have redefined the way the whole city buzzes with enthusiasm over art forms. But very few people know that Chennai’s Music and Dance festival is often counted as one of the major festivals of the city which goes side by side with other festivals like Pongal.

4. The trend of the banking sector in the country was initiated by the Tamilians. They started certain banking institutions like Indian Overseas Bank, Indian Bank, The United India Insurance etc for the smooth transaction of the money. Even the credit and debit system of banking was also introduced by them.

5. Myanmar owes Tamilians their one-third of the rice fields. As many years back, Tamil Nadu was in major trade with Burma and Ceylon to enhance their economy. Tamil Nadu was also involved in direct with some of the European nations.

Also Read: Top 10 must watch Tamil movies of 2017

6. The political scenario of the Tamil Nadu is quite blunt. There are only two parties who are the heavy weight of that region. One as DMK, headed by Karunanidhi family and other as AIADMK, which was headed by Lt. Jayalalithaa.

7. The enormous area of the state makes it the 11th largest state in India and in terms of population, its 7th most populous state in India.

8. Tamil Nadu has much of diversity in languages in its region. Interestingly, the language is spoken in Chennai and the interiors of Chennai are different.

The great M.S. Subbalakshmi and Rukmini Devi Arundel have redefined the way the whole city buzzes with enthusiasm over art forms. Wikimedia Commons
The great M.S. Subbalakshmi and Rukmini Devi Arundel have redefined the way the whole city buzzes with enthusiasm over art forms. Wikimedia Commons

9. Tamil Nadu holds the record of state with the highest literacy rate with 80.3%. All the schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu are only in Tamil Medium or English medium. Hindi is acknowledged as the third language in the private schools.

10. The brilliance of Tamil Nadu’s tourism can be understood by state topping the list of States with the most tourist arrivals, both domestic and international for the third consecutive year.

11. Tamilians prefer to grow rice in their filed rather than wheat and hence their staple food is rice and not chapattis.

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12. Tamil Nadu has a spectacular reservation policy for its citizens. The Brahmins and the high castes are not covered under it, rest 90% of this state population comes under the reservation quota.

13. The state is home to some very ancient and splendid temples. Tamil Nadu has around 33,000 ancient temples and some even 1400 years old. The likes of Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, Brihadeswara Temple in Thanjavur, Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram, Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram and Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai among many others.

Tamilians prefer to grow rice in their filed rather than wheat and hence their staple food is rice and not chapattis. Wikimedia Commons
Tamilians prefer to grow rice in their filed rather than wheat and hence their staple food is rice and not chapattis. Wikimedia Commons

14. Tiruchi is a favourite destination for many of the tourist visiting the state. In 2016, Tiruchi received almost 1.21 crore tourists which were slightly more than 1.20 crore in 2015. The notable attractions of Tiruchi include Rock Fort, the Ranganathaswamy Temple and the Jambukeswarar Temple.

15. For many people, Hill stations are a synonym for states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. But, in reality, Tamil Nadu also has the best and the most visited hill stations all over India. Places are Kodaikanal, Ooty, Coonoor, Ketti Valley, Valparai and Yelagiri Hills are a delight to watch. Some of the most prominent tourist spots include waterfalls, wildlife and bird sanctuaries, national parks and beaches. The state holds both hill stations and beaches in its territory.

16. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department has come up with a unique way of absorbing the excess traffic on road and at the same time promoting state’s tourism. Tourism Department has identified 32 of new tourist destinations apart from the key destinations like Udhagamandalam, Kodaikanal, Madurai, Rameswaram, Mamallapuram, Kanniyakumari etc.

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17. Tamil Nadu has tourism friendly policies with an aim to developing the high-priority tourism infrastructure. By this way, the state ought to promote environmentally and culturally sustainable tourism.

18. The state is bestowed with age-old temples and complex infrastructures. To honour such structures, UNESCO has marked eight World Heritage Sites in Tamil Nadu.

There are only two parties who are the heavy weight of that region. One as DMK and other as AIADMK, which was headed by Lt. Jayalalithaa. Wikimedia Commons
There are only two parties who are the heavy weight of that region. One as DMK and other as AIADMK, which was headed by Lt. Jayalalithaa. Wikimedia Commons

19. For any state, trade is a considerable source of tourism. As Tamil Nadu state is the largest producer of turmeric and banana. Also, the state is the second largest producer of Coconut, Mango and groundnut.

Also Read: All You Need to Know About the Sport of Jallikattu

20. Chennai’s Marina Beach is the second longest urban beach in the world. It stretches for about 6 km, going along the shoreline of the city between the deltas of Cooum and Adyar.