Man who stabbed stray dogs near Metro station arrested in UP: Police

The accused, Nakul Mishra (28), who graduated from National Institute of Technology, Delhi, has been on medication for prolonged depression.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 17, 2016 1:46 am
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A 24-year-old engineering student has been arrested from Lucknow for allegedly stabbing three stray dogs outside Green Park Metro station in March.

The accused, identified as Nakul Mishra, had been suffering from depression, said police sources. His pet dog had also died recently after a prolonged illness, said police sources. “During questioning, he told us he had been sacked from his job, after which his girlfriend refused to marry him,” said sources.

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Mishra was preparing for MTech entrance exams after completing his graduation, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Ishwar Singh. “He was arrested Friday from Alam Bagh in Lucknow after police got specific inputs about his location. He was brought to Delhi on a transit remand,” he said.

The police complaint in the case had been filed on March 16 by Gaurav Wadhwa, the owner of a cycle shop near Green Park Metro station. Wadhwa said he had found three injured dogs and a dead puppy near the station. However, Delhi Police said they had only found the injured dogs at the site, but no dead puppy. A video of the incident, recorded by CCTV cameras installed outside the station, showed a man, who was wearing a jacket and shorts, attacking the dogs with a knife.

“Mishra has been booked on charges of mischief by killing or maiming animal or cattle and relevant provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,” said Singh.

A special police team, formed to find the attacker,had conducted door-to-door searches in nearby localities, especially in Yusuf Sarai, and scanned through thousands of tenant verification forms. “Once police zeroed in on Mishra, it was revealed that he left his rented room in Yusuf Sarai… before leaving for his parent’s home in Lucknow, from where he was arrested,” said a police officer.

He added that in the video of the incident, Mishra can be seen feeding the dogs first, before he attacks them brutally on the staircase near one of the exits of Green Park Metro station.

During questioning, Mishra admitted that he had stabbed the dogs, said DCP Singh. “He told us where he had hidden the knife he had used and the clothes he was wearing at the time of the incident. We have recovered them,” said the officer.

Meanwhile, an animal rights body said Mishra should be awarded jail term and psychiatric treatment should be provided to him. “Humane Society International (HSI) India had… worked with Delhi Police to track down the accused… HSI, India, has demanded jail time and psychiatric intervention for the alleged dog killer,” it said.


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  1. V
    Apr 17, 2016 at 5:15 am
    Police takes actions for killing of dogs. But when some shopkeepers kills hens and goats for the purpose of selling their meats then police don't take any action. What is the difference between dogs and goats. If there is an act for animals then why police don't take any action when some people kills goats and hens..
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      Amrutha suresh
      Apr 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm
      Do not kill the puppy dog and dog
      1. X
        Apr 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm
        CRAZY GUY. Deserve to serve animal shelter for few years as his punishment for a ruthless act on poor puppies. A guy who can kill or attempt to kill just because he is facing a bad timelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;1 bad senario and he becomes a killer wondering what if more things dont go in his favour he will become terrorist or;br/gt;Do we really want people around us with a knife stabbings anywhere ,dogs harmed just because they cant file a caselt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Inhumane act of coward;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Not punishing him will be giving a license to do anything he wishes to.
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          Prakhar gupta
          May 30, 2016 at 9:28 pm
          I want him infront of him and i will beat his face with a heavy flat big piece of metal till his face becomes a chapati so called roti in hindi or as thin as papad
          1. S
            Apr 17, 2016 at 4:08 am
            Wat's the reason his girlfriend left him.....
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