The police on Thursday booked five families living in DLF City Phase 2 on charges of displacing and beating stray dogs in the area.
The accused families, the police said, had allegedly hired a guard to shoo away seven stray dogs who were being fed by some residents in the K-10 lane of DLF City Phase 2. The residents who feed the dogs have alleged that one of the dogs has gone missing since the last two days.
The issue has been brewing since the two months. The seven dogs were being fed by some residents in the lane that is home to more than 20 families. The accused families had been allegedly trying to get rid of the dogs and had also put up barricades on either sides of the lane and hired a guard to shoo away the canines.
As per the complaint lodged by Sonia Dhingra, a resident of the area and businesswoman, the residential locality has been seeing some ugly spats over for last two weeks, after the barricades were put up and the guard hired. She and the others alleged that the guard was armed with sticks to chase away the dogs.
“In the process, one of the dogs left the lane and is missing for two days,” said Saxena, another resident who feeds the dogs in the area.
The police have booked the accused families under different sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Cruelty to Animals Act.
“We are investigating the case. The accused have been booked under sections 428 (maiming animals), 429 (mischief against animals) of the IPC and other sections of Protection of Cruelty to Animals Act,” said Pawan, the investigation officer.