In a horrific incident, a man killed a stray dog after it attacked his wife when she was strolling with their pet canine in the Mukundpur area of Delhi, police said on Friday. The accused, identified as Fauzi Colony-resident Rajkumar, has been arrested, they said, adding the incident took place on Thursday evening.
“A complaint was received at Bhalswa Dairy police station wherein it was alleged that a person had killed a dog. Subsequently, a video recording of the alleged thrashing and death of the dog was obtained,” Gaurav Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer-North Delhi),” said.
The video showed Rajkumar, who was wearing a blue shirt, hitting the dog with a stick even as it squealed in pain. Another dog tried to stop him but it was chased away. A crowd has gathered there but no one came forward to stop him. The dog fell motionless after being hit a few times. Rajkumar was arrested and bailed out later.
During interrogation, Rajkumar stated that his wife was strolling with their pet dog in the area when the stray dogs started barking at it. Some of them even came close and snared at the pet.
When she tried to protect their pet, the stray dog allegedly bit her. She returned home and told Rajkumar what had happened after which he attacked the dog in a fit of rage. He claimed that he loved dogs but couldn’t bear one of them biting his wife.
Police have sent the stray’s body for an autopsy.
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