Kerala’s fur processing facility, which had a 50-dog population, was the target of a mass shooting on Saturday, officials said.
The slaughter was carried out by a gang in the area, which has a population of about 20,000, officials of the Kerala Police said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear how many people were involved in the killing.
The group of five people, who are also known as the ‘Dagga Boys’ or the ‘Crazy Boys’, had been involved in other shootings and robberies of cattle, officials added.
The shooting came as a group of the same gang reportedly killed another five dogs in a similar incident in the same area, officials told Reuters news agency.