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IN yet another cruelty against animal case, a mother of two-month-old puppies was allegedly beaten to death in Sector 49, Housing Board Society. Charanjit Singh of the society said one Bhinder Singh allegedly beaten the dog with a stick on October 28, after which she succumbed to injuries on Sunday.
Reshamjit Kaur of NGO, Protection and Care for Animals (PACFA), made a complaint with the Sector 49 police station against Bhinder Singh and investigation is on. Charanjit, who also took photos of Bhinder with a stick in his hand, said: “I made calls to PFA (People for Animals) to take away the injured animal. They did not come and then the dog ran to the nearby jungle. The dog came back on Sunday morning, trembling, and it died within 15-20 minutes.”
However, advocate Rahul Bhargava, for whom Bhinder’s son Sukhwinder works as a driver, said the photo of the man holding the stick was not that of Bhinder. “The man in the picture was clean shaven, whereas Bhinder Singh has a long beard and is turbaned,” said Bhargava.
He added that there have been complaints against Charanjit regarding him feeding the stray dogs and the trouble they cause. “The principal of a primary school opposite the society had made a complaint with the police about how this dog had bitten a couple of kids. We are collecting evidence and will present our case to the police in the morning,” said Bhargava.
Charanjit said: “Some complaints were made against the dog. Officers from the municipal corporation and police also came, but they couldn’t move the dog and her pups as per rules.”
Bhinder works as a chowkidaar in Sector 61. Both the families live in the same society, with Sukhwinder on the ground floor and Charanjit on the first.
Sukhwinder said he and his parents went to their village in Punjab on Sunday. Sukhwinder believes that the “dog died of food poisoning”.
Meanwhile, the dog’s body was taken to SPCA in Sector 38 for post-mortem.
Ten cases of animal cruelty registered day after Diwali
Cases of injury, hit and run accidents and deaths registered with the animal NGOs across city the day after Diwali. However, the cases were less this year, said the activists. Cases related to dog injury were reported each from Zirakpur, Sector 8, Chandigarh, Nayagaon and Sector 57.
Two birds – an eagle and parrot – were brought in at the PFA. While the eagle was set free later, the parrot was still recovering. Ten cases were registered, including two of birds, three of sick dogs and the rest of injured dogs being run over. A cow with leg injury from Mohali was reported, while two injured bulls from Sectors 25 and 40 were brought it at the PFA.