Pigs take over Mahendra Hills

Pigs take over Mahendra Hills
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Pigs have invaded Mahendra Hills in the last two weeks, according to locals. The pigs have in a way laid siege to the area. Every day a group of youth get the pigs from Addagutta and leave them atop the Mahendra Hills which consists of several colonies. 

Despite complaints by the residents, Cantonment Board officials have allegedly failed to take action

Hyderabad: Pigs have invaded Mahendra Hills in the last two weeks, according to locals. The pigs have in a way laid siege to the area. Every day a group of youth get the pigs from Addagutta and leave them atop the Mahendra Hills which consists of several colonies.

The pigs feed on the waste food that is available on the street corners. Ravi, a resident of Mahendra Hills said, “We have complained to the Cantonment Board officials, but there has been no action thus far.”

Cantonment Board officials said they had received complaints and would be taking action against people who were letting the pigs loose there. Locals complained that the pigs were being reared at Chandrashekar Colony near Addagutta.

Madhavi, a resident said, “There is no way to prevent the youth who are letting loose the pigs atop the hills in the morning and herding them back to the point of their origin in the evening.”

Ramesh, an employee in Andhra Bank at Mahendra Hills branch, said that some of the pigs are very ferocious A pig charged at him two days ago.” According to Virender, a veterinarian, pigs too can be dangerous. If they (pigs) feel threatened, they could attack.”

Every Friday two truckloads of white pigs are transported to Bengaluru from Picket and black coloured pigs are sold in the twin cities. Cantonment officials promised they would take stringent action.

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