Mumbai: 31-year-old executive beats stray dog to death in Goregaon, cruel act caught on cam
Mumbai: In yet another incident of cruelty against animals, a stray dog was beaten to death allegedly by a man in Goregaon area of Maharashtra capital Mumbai. Meanwhile, the 31-year-old accused, who works as a salesman, has been booked by the police. The shocking incident took place in Bhagat Singh Nagar area of Goregaon (West) on Tuesday.The video of the incident was caught on camera. In the video, the accused identified as Yunus Shah could be seen dragging the injured dog and dumping it into a nullah, according to a report in Times of India.An animal welfare group filed an FIR against Shah at Bangur Nagar police station. "The video is very much disturbing. The stray dog succumbed to his injuries. I called Bangur Nagar police station to ensure that an FIR is registered in the case. The accused apparently thrashed the dog with a stick as it came close to its motorcycle and allegedly touched its seat cover," the report quoted Sudhir Kudalkar, founder of PAL, an animal welfare group.The accused has been booked under Sections 429 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 11(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960."It is high time that a bill introduced in Parliament in August last year be implemented to strengthen animal protection. This will force people to think twice about hurting animals. The man killed the local dog for a trivial reason. Who is the crazy animal in such a scenario?" said animal rights activist Dr Nandani Kulkarni.District animal welfare officer Mitesh Jain said that animals have an equal right to life. He said that sterilisation of animals is the only legal way of controlling the population of dogs and cats.