Mangaluru, Sep 24, 2016 : A peacock died after it was hit by an unidentified vehicle at Ekkur on September 23, Friday afternoon.
It is said that the peacock was flying across the road at a low level when it was knocked down by a speeding vehicle.
The traffic police on duty in the area had immediately informed the Pilikula Nisargadhama. However the officials there asked them to inform the Forest Department. The peacock had died by the time the Forest Department personnel arrived at around 3 pm.
The locals who alleged that the delay on the part of the forest personnel to arrive at the spot, had resulted in the death of the peacock, even reprimanded the forest staff for the same.