Eleven black bucks found dead in Gujarat

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Junagadh (Gujarat), May 12 (ANI): Eleven black bucks have been found dead in Visavadar taluka on the outskirts of Gir forest area in Gujarat's Junagadh District.

Officials of forest department are investigating the cause of deaths, but suspect they might have consumed pesticide-infested water.

According to the Regional Forest Officer L.M. Kandoliya, carcasses of 11 black bucks were found spread in the area.

"In the morning, the staff found 11 carcasses of black buck, these black bucks were not at one place, their carcasses were found in an area between one to fourteen kilometres," said Kandoliya.

The bucks comprised two males, five females and four fawns.

The officials here have sent all the carcasses for post-mortem, and the samples of water and sand to the forensic laboratory for tests. (ANI)

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