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Stray pup enters building to escape Mumbai rain, beaten up

In treatment: A veterinarian examines the injured pup, which is in a critical condition.

In treatment: A veterinarian examines the injured pup, which is in a critical condition.   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

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Two security guards booked; canine in critical condition

The Worli police have booked two security guards of a residential building for beating up a stray pup with their sticks. The pup had entered the compound of Turf View building on July 24 to escape the rain. Severely injured after the beating, the canine is in a critical condition in Mahalaxmi’s Crown Vet Hospital.

According to the police, the incident was captured on CCTV cameras. When the pup entered the compound, a resident from the second floor of the building allegedly instructed the security guards to beat it with the sticks. The two guards, Shankarlal Yadav and Jawaharlal Jaiswar, cornered the pup and beat it up.

When its cries attracted a lot of people, the guards threw it across the building. A tenant from the same building alerted animal right activists. Jayesh Shah from Help Bird and Animal Helpline reached the spot, cleaned the pup and took it to hospital.

“The pup is critically injured on the head and abdomen. It was in a comatose state till Sunday. The laws are not enough, we demand stricter laws against animal cruelty,” said Vijay Kishore Mohnani, founder of Bombay Animal Rights, who filed the poilce complaint.

Several eyewitnesses have also given their statements. An FIR has been registered under Sections 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention ) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Acts, 1960, senior police inspector Sukhlal Verpe said.

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