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A complaint said unknown persons picked up the dogs from Meerpet area (Representational)

HYDERABAD:  An FIR was registered on Friday following a complaint alleging that nearly 100 stray dogs were culled and dumped in a forest area, police said.

The complaint was lodged by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) on May 16, saying unidentified persons were picking up street dogs from Meerpet area and 'killing' them at the nearby Kongara forest, they said.

A case was registered under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and also under relevant sections of IPC, they added.

About 100 carcasses were found near the forest, police said.

Veterinary doctors conducted a postmortem and sent the samples to a laboratory, police said, adding reports were awaited.