A carcass of a dead dolphin had apparently washed ashore in the beach at Cuffe Parade, Mumbai on Monday afternoon. After local residents sighted the carcass, they filed a complaint after which the mangrove cell of the state and forest department visited the sight.
Officials who visited the sight, said that the dolphin might have died due to suffocation from getting trapped in the nets few days ago. They also informed that nothing can be confirmed until post-mortem examination and there seems to be no deliberate attempts to kill the dolphin as far as understood.
Notably, this is not the only and first incident where such dolphins have been found dead and washed ashore. In May 2018, one hump-back dolphin was found dead in the beach shores of Versova beach in a highly-decomposed state. It was buried without any post-mortem examinations.
In another similar incident in August of 2017, a dead humpback dolphin was found dead on Carter Road Promenade in Bandra. The Government of India considers dolphins as endangered species and are protected under the Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.