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Students beat pregnant street dog to death in Delhi, video surfaces

Local residents said the accused are students from a nearby college who attacked the dog with stones and sticks and later dumped it in a field.

Visuals of the incident show the accused taking the dog to a tin shed and thrashing it as it cries for help. (Representational)

A stray dog was beaten to death by a group of unknown men in the New Friends Colony area, said police. The Delhi Police said they have registered a case and are looking for the accused.

Local residents said the pregnant dog succumbed to injuries and was found dead on Saturday. They alleged that the accused are students, who allegedly attacked the dog with stones and sticks and later dumped it in a field.

Purported videos of the incident, circulated on social media, show some men taking the dog to a tin shed and thrashing it as it howls. Some of them can be heard shouting “kill it, kill it”. They are then seen picking up the dog and leaving it on the field.

Esha Pandey, DCP (South East), said, “We received a complaint from a woman who levelled allegations against students (of a college)…  for allegedly beating the dog. We also got the video footage of the incident. We are investigating the matter.”

Based on the complaint, police registered a case under IPC section 429 and sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act.

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“The present complaint is being filed against several accused… for committing the heinous crime of maiming and killing a white street dog… by hitting (it) continuously with a hockey stick and a baseball bat… dragging (its) lifeless body…The video also shows that despite the street dog hiding from the accused in the tin shed… the accused persons are seen looking for (it), laughing at (its) misery, clearly showing the intention and malice behind the heinous act …” reads the FIR.

First published on: 20-11-2022 at 11:19 IST
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