MALAPPURAM: A man was booked by the Police in Malappuram on Thursday for setting his dog on a government employee during an altercation. The victim, Bency Joseph, was attacked by the dog of the local resident in front of the office of the district Police chief on Wednesday night. Joseph, who is residing in a rented house near the office of the district Police chief, was returning home when he got a phone call and stopped the car near the office to attend it.
After the conversation, the accused approached him with a dog and allegedly questioned why he was there late at night. Joseph tried to convince him that he was a junior superintendent at the district lottery department and had joined two months ago and was residing nearby. Joseph, a native of Cherthala in Alappuzha, alleged that the local resident was acting as the moral police, questioning him and eventually setting his dog on him.
Hearing the altercation, the guards at the Police office came to the rescue of Joseph and rushed him to the Government hospital. He is undergoing treatment at the hospital with bruises on several parts of the body. The police have registered two cases in connection with the incident. While the local resident, who is said to be close to a former minister, was booked for attacking the government employee, the victim was booked for unleashing an attack on the local resident.