Recently, a shocking CCTV footage has come to light where a car purposely ran over a stray dog in Mumbai. The incident happened around 3 a.m. on November 21.
Police officials informed that the CCTV footage showed the accused running over the dog first with the front wheels and then purposefully ran over it again with the real wheels, killing the dog on the spot.
A complaint was filed by local animal activists and PETA India against the perpetrator responsible for running over the stray dog. The accused, a 22-year-old Ghatkopar resident, Sanket Satam, was arrested by the Pantnagar police but was later released on bail.
Charges of animal cruelty and rash driving under IPC sections 429, 279 and under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 were filed against the accused. The vehicle was also impounded by the Pantnagar police.
“People who are cruel to animals often move on to human victims. It is imperative for the public to report cases of cruelty to animals like this for everyone’s safety,” said the PETA India Lead Emergency Response Coordinator, Meet Ashar.
The mental-health and law-enforcement authorities believe that people who commit heinous acts of cruelty towards animals, soon move on to humans.