A pet dog foiled an armed attack by two unidentified bike-borne assailants outside his owner’s house and saved his life in Loni town of Ghaziabad on Friday night.
Blacky (3), a German Shepherd, attacked and chased away the two men who fired several shots at him. Blacky escaped unhurt.
At around 8 pm on Friday, pet owner Chaman Bansal was with his family in his house in Ram Park Extension when he heard three shots being fired and his dog barking.
“The men had asked one of my cousins about me. My cousin was standing outside her house, next to ours. They started shooting at my house and my dog came. They fired three shots at the dog but he escaped,” said Bansal, who runs a PG hostel in Dehradun.
He said the attackers fired six to seven shots in all. Blacky was unafraid and pounced on them, he said.
“When I came outside, the two men fired a shot at me as well but I took cover behind a wall. My dog was still trying to stop them from shooting. The men then sped away on the bike,” he said. The dog did not give up and continued to chase the attackers for a distance, he said.
“Because of my pet’s bravery, I was unhurt. Fortunately, he was also unhurt. I bought him from one of my relatives two months after he was born. He never allows outsiders to venture into the house,” added Bansal.
On Saturday, Bansal forwarded a complaint to the Tronica City police station.
“We have received the complaint and are in the process of lodging the FIR under relevant sections of the IPC,” said Tronica City station house officer Shilesh Kumar.
“Since it is not established whether the shots were fired at the house with an intention to kill someone, it will not be a case of attempt to murder. The other sections of IPC will be slapped. We are investigating the case and are in search of the accused,” he added.