Bhubaneswar: A stray dog which died in a road accident was accorded dignified last rites by locals of a remote village in Odisha’s Angul district.
Reason- the loyal dog had served as the honorary night watchman guarding the village keeping thieves and burglars at bay!
Drum beating local residents of Tribeni village under Khinda gram panchayat under Bantala police station jurisdiction took out the canine species’ carcass in a procession and gave it a decent burial at the cremation ground.
“We buried the dog with honours. We mourn its death. It served the village. The cases of theft in the village had come down because of the watchful animal”, said a local Adikanda Rout.