Maharashtra: Peacock death case; probe ordered

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Mumbai, Aug 26: Maharashtra Forest Minister Babanrao Pachpute has ordered an inquiry into the mysterious death of 27 peacocks over the weekend in Ranjangaon, about 50 km from Pune.

Mr Pachpute ordered the inquiry into the incident yesterday.

The deaths of the national bird, found in plenty in this area, have raised doubts about involvement of several elements.

The crime branch has been asked to look into the incident and the viscera of the peacocks have been sent to Hyderabad.

The reports were awaited.

UNI

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