Security personnel beat dog to death on DRDO premises,arrested

The Pashan police recently arrested four persons for killing a dog in the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s Training and Recruitment Centre Transit Guesthouse.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: March 11, 2009 2:15 am

The Pashan police recently arrested four persons for killing a dog in the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s Training and Recruitment Centre Transit Guesthouse. Those arrested have been identified as Arun Suryawanshi,Swami Matad,Ratan Shah and Malesh Vasappa Malloli.

According to the Pashan police,security men of the guesthouse beat a small female dog to death. The police lodged a complaint in this case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,1960 and section 489 of the IPC.

Ashok Phalle,sub-inspector,Pashan Police station said,“We immediately arrested one of the four involved,while three were arrested on Sunday. They work for a private security agency and killed the dog as it was trying to enter the guesthouse premises. We have sent the dog’s body for postmortem and are waiting for the reports.”

On Saturday,Amarjit Singh,along with his three relatives,while travelling on the NDA road,spotted four-six people surrounding a small female dog,beating it with sticks and kicking and stamping it. By the time they intervened,the dog was motionless. They called Neha Panchamiya from RESQ Charitable Trust (The Paws Pack),who informed the police.

The police conducted a panchnama . Manoj Oswal,animal welfare officer nominated by the central government,advised that the body be sent to the deputy director of animal husbandly for postmortem. Dr Lokhande of the Aundh Veterinary Polyclinic conducted the postmortem in the presence of Panchamiya.

Panchamiya said,“People who commit such heinous crimes must be taught a lesson. Taking action would serve as a warning for all those who think they can get away with cruelty to animals. There were educated people involved. This quantifies the level of insensitivity that is bred into us. I am sure we will get justice as there are witnesses.”

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