Horse owner, rider nabbed

Deccan Chronicle - - CITY -

The police has ar­rested the owner and rider of the two horses which col­lided with a truck on the road be­tween Mo­jam­jahi Mar­ket and Sid­di­amber Bazaar mosque on May 20. The two were ar­rested on Mon­day night. The police also booked a suo-moto case against the duo for their neg­li­gence to­wards the horses and for aban­don­ing them on the road.

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing com­plaints from Hu­man So­ci­ety In­ter­na­tional, an NGO for an­i­mal rights, against the horse car­riage owner, Begum Bazaar police launched an in­quiry and found the two horses and cart were hired for a mar­riage from owner Vinod Sharma, and it was rid­den by one Mohammad Saleem.

Dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion us­ing the video which went vi­ral, police iden­ti­fied that the two horses, Raja and Ri­han, were from Sri Kis­han Ma­haraj Horse Sup­ply agency owned by Vinod Sharma, 42.

Police said the wed­ding car­riage with two horses was re­turn­ing to Begum Bazaar. On the way near Care Hos­pi­tal Saleem stopped the cart to eat.

“When the cart was stopped by the rider the horse sud­denly started run­ning to­wards SA Bazaar due to the sound of ve­hi­cle horns. The horses were hit by a lorry which re­sulted in in­juries to the horses. The ab­sence of the rider in the car­riage and col­li­sion with a mov­ing ve­hi­cle on the wrong side of the road at high speed en­dan­gered the safety of other road users,” the in­spec­tor said.

HSI’s Alok­parna Sengupta said, “It could have caused more dam­age. We hope the GHMC will ban horse car­riages like Ma­ha­rash­tra.”

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