It seems to be the season for cruelty towards dogs. After Bengaluru and Delhi earlier this month, it is Agra now.
In the latest incident, a man who was apparently drunk, poured acid on five newborn puppies and their mother after the animals barked at him, in Hanuman Nagar under Jagdishpura police station in Agra on Wednesday night. One puppy died in the attack after which the residents assaulted the culprit. A team from the People For Animal (PFA) reached the spot and attended the puppies. They said one puppy died but the others were out of danger.
“No complaint has been lodged but we are inquiring into the matter,” said Tej Bahadur, the officer in charge of Jagdishpura police station.
Earlier, a woman in Bengaluru was booked for allegedly killing eight puppies. That incident came to light just a day after a man in Delhi was seen stabbing dogs.
The Bengaluru woman flung the puppies onto a boulder to teach the mother (of the pups) a lesson. Seven of the eight puppies died on the same day while the survivor succumbed to injuries the next day.