Hyderabad: In another case of a vicious attack on dogs, a group of boys in Hyderabad tied three puppies with rope and burnt them alive.
On July 16, a group of youngsters caught three stray puppies and tied them together. They then dragged the hapless animals to some distance and put them into a fire made out of jute bags and dry sticks, Shreya Paropkari, an animal rights activist, said in a complaint filed with Musheerabad Police on Tuesday.
"One of the perpetrators recorded the entire incident and is heard instructing and instigating the others to set them on fire. The recordings were recovered from a fish stall owner in Musheerabad," she said in the complaint.
Following the complaint, a case was filed under IPC Section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc,) and relevant sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, Sub-Inspector B Bhaskar Rao said, adding that efforts are on to
nab those involved in the incident.
"We got a report on the incident yesterday after which I filed a police complaint," Shreya, who works as Cruelty Response Manager with the Humane Society International, told PTI.
Earlier, Shreya and Vasanthi Vadi, an activist with the NGO, People for Animals, met Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy and submitted the video clip of the incident.
The incident comes just weeks after two medical college students in Chennai threw a dog from the terrace of a building and shot a video of the act. The video went viral, sparking major outrage. The students were later arrested but released on bail. The dog was found alive and received treatment for her injuries.