A 23- year- old man has allegedly stabbed a stray dog multiple times with a knife in Mumbai’s Vile Parle on Tuesday. The accused was suspected to be drunk at the time of the incident.
The Juhu police booked the man after the residents complained that a drunken man had stabbed the dog because it barked at him. The accused lives in Ekta Chawl.
The residents informed an NGO, Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) about the incident around 7.30 pm. After examining the incident, the NGO filed a police complaint.
Dog condition is better now
“The dog has sustained serious injuries to his thighs and abdomen in the attack. It was rushed to the nearest veterinary clinic for treatment. The dog is out of danger now,” said Sunish Subramaniam Kunju, wildlife warden and secretary, PAWS.
Sunish Subramaniam Kunju said it’s the heinous crime and maximum punishment should be given to the accused.
No arrests have been made yet
An officer from Juhu police station said investigations were on and no arrests have been made so far.
“We haven’t got any confirmation from the eyewitnesses. We are questioning the 23-year-old, who was identified as the attacker by the animal welfare officers. Once we have clarity on what happened, arrests will be made,” said Sunil Gomare, sub inspector and investigating officer of the case, Juhu police station.
A case has been registered under section 428 (mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
Reference: Hindustan Times
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