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Delhi: Street dog beaten to death by university guard, animal lovers protest

The dog’s killing was captured on camera by an unidentified person. The video was shared on social media, drawing the attention of the animal lovers in the city.

delhi Updated: Feb 17, 2017 22:08 IST
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A street dog was beaten to death with a stick, allegedly by a security guard at the Delhi Technological University (DTU) in Rohini on Thursday, prompting a protest by animal lovers.

The university officials claimed that the dog had bitten over a dozen people and many others had a narrow escape after they scurried for cover.

The dog’s killing was captured on camera by an unidentified person. The video was shared on social media, drawing the attention of the animal lovers in the city.

One such person, who came across the video was Ankita Mehra Mahajan, an entrepreneur and an animal lover who joined the protest against the killing and bring the crime to police’s attention.

“The university is trying to protect the guard, who killed the dog as well as hide the animal’s carcass. Even if the dog bit some people, there were different ways to deal with the issue,” alleged Mahajan.

The video shows a security guard repeatedly hitting the injured dog. The security guard’s face could not be captured.

Anoop Lathar, DTU’s PRO, said the university has started an inquiry to identify the security guard, but claimed that the dog could already have been lynched by angry people on the campus before the guard stepped in.

“The dog was probably infected by rabies and had bitten 12-15 people. The victims include our male and female students, our staffers and their children. Many others narrowly escaped as they climbed roofs of vehicles or jumped into buildings through windows. Women escaped by throwing their purses at the chasing dog,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, a case in this connection has been registered at Shahbad Dairy police station. “We have registered a case of mischief by killing or maiming cattle and under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. We still need to identify the guard involved in the alleged crime,” said a senior police officer.