Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 6 : Assam Police on Saturday rescued 75 drugged stray dogs in Samaguri. The dogs were to be sold for meat in Nagaland. Four men were arrested for the crime. Due to starvation and asphyxiation, 22 dogs had died. The dogs, with their mouths taped or stitched, were heaped on top of each other, police said. Rajib Barman, the officer in-charge of Samaguri police station, told ANI, that ploce had got a tip-off and thus were successful in nabbing the smugglers.
"The four said they were expecting good money for the dogs from clients in Dimapur," Barman told ANI. The quartet-Raju Momin, Prakash Momin, Sahil Sangma and Paweng Sangma- revealed they had lured stray dogs with spiked biscuit from the Rupohi area of Nagaon district.
They taped or stitched their mouths to stop them from barking..