iconimg Friday, July 03, 2015

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Greater Noida, April 12, 2013
Life has become very difficult for a Norwegian woman and her daughter for the past one month after she lodged police complaints about the mysterious death of 10 stray dogs in her locality.
The animal lover has been receiving obscene phone calls and threatened to withdraw the complaint.

Complainant Maria Fredrick, a widow, stays in the NSG Black Cat Enclave area with her daughter Macdlina, 16.

She and her daughter, who studies in Class 11 at a private school, are stalked every time they venture out. She and her friends have been requesting the police to help, but in vain.

She even registered a complaint at the women’s helpline, but no policeman turned up to provide security to the woman and her daughter at their house.

Disappointed of police inaction, she sent two carcasses of dogs to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), which in the postmortem report said that the animals died of suffocation.

“Two dogs died because of suffocation,” said Sajal Shrivastava of SPCA.  

Dogs started missing from her neighbourhood last month.

“I have felt insecure for the first time in the past 10 years of my stay in the city. I have just received disappointment and harassment for complaining about dog killers,” she said.

“Masked men, riding motorcycles, have been stalking me and my daughter. Their motorcycles did not even bear a registration number,” she said, adding that she was planning to leave the country.  

“I used to feed at least 20 stray. Now, only 10 are left,” said Fredrick. She lodged two complaints on March 15 and 16 at the Kasna police station.