Pet Siberian Husky dies at KCR home, 2 vets booked
Hyderabad: A dog’s death has put two veterinary doctors in the dock. That is because it was no ordinary dog. The 11-month old Siberian Husky was one of the pets in chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s camp office Pragathi Bhavan. A police complaint was lodged against the veterinarians treating the dog, blaming them for its death. Police sources told TOI that a post-mortem was conducted on the dog.
“The investigation is on and action will be taken against the vets if any negligence is established,” Banjara Hills inspector Kalinga Rao said.
A case was filed against veterinarians Dr Rajith and Dr Lakshmi Srinivas of a private animal care clinic in Banjara Hills road no. 4. They were booked under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code.
The Husky was said to be one of the nine pet dogs at Pragathi Bhavan and was being taken care of by canine handler Asif Ali Khan. On September 10, Khan had noticed that the Husky was not feeling well. The dog had also stopped eating that evening. The vets were called in the next day and medicines were prescribed. However, when the dog’s condition deteriorated, it was taken to the animal clinic at Banjara Hills where it died.
Alleging negligence on the part of the vets, Khan lodged a complaint on September 12. The vets against whom the case was filed were not available for comment. The Animal Care Clinic staff at Banjara Hills said that while Dr Ranjith was on leave, founder-director of the clinic Dr Lakshmi Srinivas was not in city.