On 18 October, 2018, the Chennai police arrested a man for stabbing and killing a stray dog. The stray dog usually roamed on a street off MGR Road in Nanganallur. He was killed by the man named Raja.
According to witnesses, Raja was drunk when he committed the crime. He had a habit of getting drunk and harassing the vendors along the road for money. He even threatened a women food vendor on the street once to give him money.
According to Krishnan, a nearby resident who used to feed the dog every night, “When the women refused to give money to him, he threatened to kill her and said he would kill her like he was going to kill the dog.”
Raju chased the dog into a nearby tailor shop and plunged a knife into the dog. The dog died on the spot. Police said the accused created nuisance in the area and had been warned several times earlier.
The general manager of the Blue Cross of India, Dawn Williams filed a complaint with Pazhavanthangal police against Raju. A case has been registered under IPC section 278(Making atmosphere noxious to health), 426 (punishment for mischief), 429 (mischief by killing), and 506(ii)(criminal intimidation) and under section 11 (1)(a) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,1960.
The body of the dog was sent for autopsy to the Madras Veterinary College in Vepery.