The Chennai Police on Wednesday arrested two people for throwing a dog off a terrace. Both the accused have been identified as final year MBBS students Gowtham Sudarshan and Ashish Paul. They were produced before the Sriperumbudur Judicial Magistrate court and were granted bail.
“We arrested Gowtham Sudarshan and Ashish Pal today and they were produced before Sriperumbudur Judicial Magistrate court,” Kundrathur Police Inspector Ruban said.
“The duo were granted bail by the court,” he said.
In a video that went viral on social media, Sudarshan was seen holding the dog by its neck and then flinging it off the terrace. As per the information available, Ashish Paul was the man behind the camera who recorded the entire incident.
The dog was taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment and is doing well, police said.
Animal welfare activist Anthony Clement Rubin said the dog suffered fractures in its front and rear legs.
“It is nothing short of a miracle that the dog survived,” he said.
Earlier, Chennai police had formed two special teams to trace the students. A case was registered against them under Section 428 and 429 of the IPC and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
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The canine was also found alive and taken for a medical check-up on Wednesday. Veterinary doctor Jaiprakash, who examined the dog, told media that she was out of danger but still in a state of shock.