New Delhi: In a move to curb the stray dog menace in Kerala, alumni association of a prominent college has announced gold coins for culling stray dogs in the state till December 10.

The Old Students Welfare Association of St Thomas College, Pala said the reward will be given to the heads of civic authorities such as panchayats and municipalities across the state where most stray dogs are killed.

During the past four months, four persons have lost their lives and over 700 have been injured in canine attacks in the state.

Besides the deaths, over a lakh people have been reportedly bitten by the strays in the past one year across Kerala.

Days ago, the opposition parties slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan government for its “inaction against the stray dog menace” in the state.

 Indian Union Muslim League legislator PK Basheer said animal birth control measures are not the proper action. He said the only action required is culling of stray dogs.

Last month, members of Congress Youth Front (Mani) beat stray dogs to death, tied their bodies to a pole and paraded them in Kottayam town protesting against the menace of stray dogs in the state.