Yes, you read that right! A state government official Vimal Dheer from Uttar Pradesh allegedly shot a stray dog because it was barking at him. The incident took place in Kashiram Nagar on Saturday evening. The officer was out for an evening walk along with his pet dog when a stray dog from the locality started barking at him.
Accused is a state government employee
The accused Vimal Dheer is as an employee of the state’s social welfare and currently posted as superintendent at Rajkiya Ashram Paddhati Vidyalaya in Bijnor district.
According to Local residents, the stray dog used to live in Kashiram Nagar, they used to feed him and in turn the dog guarded the area.
Police has arrested the accused
Moradabad Police has arrested the accused and booked a case under IPC section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle etc.) and the relevant sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act at the Majhola police station.
According to police, He fired at the animal from his licensed pistol as the dog started barking at him.
However, the accused has reportedly told the police that he had to shoot the dog in self-defense because the stray dog could have bitten him.
Civil Lines Circle Officer Yashveer Singh said, “Dheer has been arrested and his licensed pistol, which he allegedly used to kill the dog, has been seized. He said Dheer has been sent to jail and the offence for which he has been booked carries a punishment of up to five years imprisonment.”
Source: The Indian Express
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