16 puppies pounded to death at Kolkata hospi­tal

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Kolkata: The 16 puppies found dead on the NRS Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hospi­tal cam­pus on Sun­day were blud­geoned with blunt weapons, a pre­lim­i­nary post-mortem re­port said on Mon­day, with the an­i­mals — all afew inches in length — dy­ing of in­ter­nal bleed­ing ei­ther from the brain or the stom­ach re­gion.

A video of the mind­less as­sault, shot from the sec­ond floor of R Ahmed Den­tal Col­lege Hos­tel on the cam­pus, has helped in­ves­ti­ga­tors “iden­tify a strong sus­pect” — an NRS Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hospi­tal nurs­ing stu­dent. The 28-sec­ond mo­bile video clip shows two women beat­ing up the puppies be­hind the nurses’ hos­tel.

Po­lice and a team of hospi­tal of­fi­cials prob­ing the case con­firmed the place of as­sault shown in the video and vis­ited the NRS Nurses’ Hos­tel back­yard on Mon­day and spoke to stu­dents and staff liv­ing there.

Po­lice have slapped strin­gent non-bail­able sec­tions but against yet-to-be-iden­ti­fied peo­ple fol­low­ing sep­a­rate com­plaints from an­i­mal lovers, ac­tivis­its and the Kolkata mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion.

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