16 puppies pounded to death at Kolkata hospital
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.