Man arrested for killing stray dog with stick

In the incident captured on video, accused was seen hitting canine several times

Updated - May 25, 2019 02:05 am IST

Published - May 25, 2019 02:04 am IST - NEW DELHI

A stray dog was killed after being hit with a stick by a resident in Outer North Delhi’s Bhalaswa Dairy on Thursday night. The accused has been arrested, the police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North) Gaurav Sharma said the accused has been identified as Raj Kumar, a resident of Mukundpur. He was arrested on Friday afternoon.

In the incident which was captured on camera by a woman, the accused can be seen attacking the dog with a stick several times. The dog sustained fatal injury on its head.

The woman said that she saw the man attacking the dog after which she intervened but was asked by the man to leave. She then started capturing the video and subsequently approached NGOs in the locality.

NGO approaches cops

The members of the NGO then approached the police with a complaint and a copy of the video on Friday.

Mr. Sharma said that on receipt of the complaint, a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act was registered after which the accused was arrested.

During interrogation, he allegedly told the police that he was taking a stroll with his wife and pet dog on the street when the stray dog attacked their pet. “He said that when his wife tried to protect their pet, the stray dog bit her. In a fit of rage, he started beating the dog with the stick,” Mr. Sharma said.

The members of NGO who went to the police station alleged that the complaint was initially not taken seriously by the staff. Mr. Sharma, however, said that an FIR was registered immediately.

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