A Tambaram court has fined four men on charges of clubbing to death five dogs inside a private university near Tambaram in November 2011.  

P.V. Sandilyan, Judicial Magistrate, Tambaram, imposed the Rs. 1,000 on fine on Suman, Mani, Mari and Ganesan in Pallavaram.

A case was registered under Section 428 of the Indian Penal Code and after a trial, the men were asked to pay the fine on Friday evening, said K. Rangarajan, who argued in the case. 

Section 428 of IPC pertains to causing “mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animal…” and offenders risk an imprisonment to a term of two years or a fine or both.