According to forest officials, they received information early morning about peacock carcasses lying in the land near Tamil Nadu’s Perundurai.

Seven peacocks were found dead in private land near Tamil Nadu’s Perundurai on Wednesday, officials said.

According to forest officials, they received information early morning about peacock carcasses lying in the land at Seenapuram near Perundurai.

They said the land, belonging to Kannan, has some crops and some persons crossing the area noticed that the birds were lying dead there.

Officials are conducting an investigation and also interrogating the landowner. Peacocks are protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. It is the national bird of India. The forest officials said some poultry were found dead in the same land a few days ago.