Four persons from Panchvati locality of Gorwa were detained on Wednesday for allegedly whipping a rabid stray dog. Cops picked them up after animal rights activists lodged a complaint regarding the incident that took place on December 2.
Animal activists led by Rajiv Shah approached Gorwa police station on Wednesday after the video of beating up the dog went viral on social media on Tuesday late evening. On investigating, the activists learnt that the incident took place at Soniyanagar Society in Panchvati. The four put a mosquito net on the dog and tied it to an electric pole before thrashing it. They then picked up the dog and took it away in a car for leaving it to die. However, the activists found the dog as the residents got scared by the legal action and gave the details of the location where they had left it.
“The dog was found some 15km away from Gorwa and we will be taking it to a veterinary on Thursday,” said one of the activists Bhargsetu Sharma.
“The residents argued that it was rabid and it was creating nuisance in their locality. However, after the offence was registered, the residents have now given in written that they will not harass any stray dog and take care of all canines in their area.”
An offence under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Stray Dog Management Rules was registered at Gorwa police station.
“We have picked up four residents for questioning and we will formally arrest once we have evidence,” said a police official.
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