Pet Siberian Husky dies at KCR home, 2 vets booked

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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.

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