Over 50 dogs were killed by a municipal agency at Vikrabad in Telangana, the police said. Some of the carcasses of the dogs were found buried at a landfill on the outskirts of the city, 75 km from Hyderabad. Others were found piled on top of one another on the back of a trailer truck, the police said.
Based on a complaint filed by a resident, the police said they have filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the municipal commissioners and other officials over the killing of the dogs.
The carcasses have been sent to a veterinary lab to find out how the dogs were killed.
The police said they filed the FIR under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
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