Death in dog attack: BJP leader Toor gets bail

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Oct 12, 2014 00:05 IST

A local court on Saturday gave bail to Harkirat Singh Toor, a BJP leader and resident of Ashok Vihar, in a case relating to his dog mauling an eight-year-old boy to death on October 3.

The police reportedly changed the sections, making it bailable from non-bailable offence after the two parties reached compromise.

Toor is the head of Punjab BJP NRI cell.

The city police had arrested Toor on October 5 and booked him under section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC.

An inquiry was conducted by the city police and reported that pet dog Bull Mastiff had suddenly jumped out of house and Toor was not responsible for this.

Additional deputy commissioner of police-1 Paramjeet Singh said the sections were changed from 304 to 304-A (causing death by negligence) and 289 (negligent conduct with respect to animal) in the case on Friday.

On Saturday, when Toor’s counsel informed the court about the change in sections, the court gave bail to the accused.

The incident took place when the victim was going to attend a religious function in his locality. He was mauled by Toor’s bull mastiff dog. The child sustained severe head injury in hed and stomach that led to his death.

Sanju Paswan, the deceased’s father and residents of the area, held protest and demanded the arrest of the BJP leader. Police reached the spot and pacified the residents.

KD Bhandari, chief parliamentary secretary (CPS), had visited the spot and assured them of action.

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