Man held for flog­ging stray dogs in W Delhi

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: In an­other shock­ing in­ci­dent of an­i­mal cru­elty, a 58-yearold man was ar­rested for flog­ging stray dogs in his area with a stick, crit­i­cally in­jur­ing one in west Delhi’s Ramesh Na­gar. The in­ci­dent was cap­tured by a CCTV cam­era of the lo­cal­ity fol­low­ing which ac­tion was taken.

Se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers said that the ac­cused has been iden­ti­fied as Har­jin­der Singh and he has been booked for sec­tions per­tain­ing to maim­ing or killing of an­i­mals of the In­dian Pe­nal Code and Pre­ven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals Act at Kirti Na­gar po­lice sta­tion.

The in­ci­dent was re­ported when the hon­orary dis­trict an­i­mal wel­fare of­fi­cer, Vikram Kochhar, sub­mit­ted a com­plaint to the cops re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent. In his com­plaint, Kochhar stated that Singh had beaten a stray dog in his lo­cal­ity in Ramesh Na­gar.

“The dog got griev­ously in­jured and the med­i­cal re­port proves the same,” Koc­char said in his state­ment to the po­lice. A CCTV footage, which cap­tured the in­ci­dent, was also sub­mit­ted to the cops.

The video, ac­cessed by TOI, shows that the in­ci­dent hap­pened on Jan­uary 31. In the footage, the ac­cused is seen roam­ing out­side his house with a rod even as the ca­nines move away. The footage shows the dogs run­ning away af­ter be­ing hit by Singh.

Sub­se­quently, an­other video shows the ac­cused ar­gu­ing with his neigh­bours, who were re­port­edly tak­ing care of the stray dogs and used to pro­vide food to them.

Af­ter the in­ci­dent, the of­fi­cials of the An­i­mal Wel­fare Board were con­tacted, who took the in­jured dog to a nearby vet­eri­nary clinic where he was op­er­ated upon for the in­juries. The med­i­cal re­port has also been handed over to the cops for in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing teams have checked the video and had called Singh to join in the probe. The teams are also record­ing the state­ments of the neigh­bours re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent.

In the footage, the ac­cused is seen roam­ing out­side his house and the dogs run­ning away af­ter be­ing hit by him. He was held af­ter a com­plaint by An­i­mal Wel­fare Board

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