Bengaluru police have booked a man after a purported video of him thrashing a stray dog and throwing it into a ditch went viral on social media.
According to the Hebbagodi police, which registered the FIR, the incident was reported at Chintamadivala village, near Electronics City, on Sunday. The man is yet to be identified.
A video shared by NGO Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre(CARE) shows the man dragging the dog towards a ditch and shouting at those who tried to stop him.
Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Aniruddha Ravindra of CARE, said “We received information about a dog beaten to death, and its body dragged and thrown into a ditch by a person on the outskirts of Bengaluru near Electronic City. A passerby confronted the person while he was in the act of discarding the body, and had the courage and quick thinking to get it on record.”
The police complaint was filed by Ravindra.
The man has been booked under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 and various sections of the India Penal Code, Hebbagodi police officers said.