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Seven persons booked for beating puppy to death in Thane

The complainant informed police that the group of seven people beat up four puppies and put them in a sack and abandoned them near a crematorium.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2018 18:46 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Thane
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The seven accused were booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and IPC.(AFP File Photo)

Seven people were on Friday booked for allegedly torturing a puppy, leading to the canine’s death, said police.

The seven include three persons from a housing complex here and a labourer, officials informed.

Police said that a resident of the housing complex had filed a complaint that a group of people had objected to her feeding dogs in the vicinity of the complex.

The complainant told police that on January 14, around 8:30pm, this group of seven people beat up four puppies and put them in a sack and abandoned them near a crematorium here.

The complainant further told police that when she went to check on the puppies, she found that one of them had died due to the assault.

An official said that a case had been registered with Narpoli police station in Bhiwandi under relevant sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Indian Penal Code.

He added that investigations were underway but no arrests had been made so far.

First Published: Feb 02, 2018 18:46 IST