A rather shocking incident has come into light from the southern state of Karnataka where thousands of fish have been killed and the entire aquatic ecosystem disrupted after two youths were found to have poisoned the Phalguni River at Dadelu in Belthangady in Dakshina Kannada district.
Few days ago, many dead fish were found on the banks of phalguni river near Venur at Belthangady.
Now, it's revealed that the water body was poisoned by Hanif & Irshad.
Police arrested the two and investigation is going on to find the reason. pic.twitter.com/Jr5dvZeqGF
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According to a Deccan Herald report—on April 30, thousands of fish were found floating dead in Phalguni river, triggering an alarm that water had been poisoned. As a result the entire area reeked of a nauseating smell.
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The Phalguni River is not only the life-source of the residents of the area but the hundreds of cattle, livestocks, birds and the entire delicate ecosystem.
“Poisoning of water body is an unpardonable offence. The issue should be considered seriously by the police, Forest and Revenue department officials.” the Zilla Panchayat member Dharanendra Kumar had demanded when the news came out.
The police was quick in its investigation and nabbed the two sadist youths named Mohammad Hanif and Mohammad Irshad who are believed to be the mastermind behind the poisoning of the river.
A case has been registered under IPC section 277 Fouling water of public spring or reservoir. A team under Venur SI Lolakshara has been constituted to probe the incident. Meanwhile, the villagers, who were angry over the incident, said that the miscreants behind the poisoning of the river should be punished and a detailed investigation carried out.
A major catastrophe has been averted by a whisker and it needs to be seen why these two deranged youths undertook this hazardous rendezvous which could have jeopardized the lives of thousands and even proven fatal for some.