Case against watchman of Mumbai housing society after stray dog goes missing
Residents of BSES Cooperative Housing Society said that the CCTV footage showed that the dog - called Chimu by the children - being tied to the gate in the rain and later being taken away in a vehicle.mumbai Updated: Aug 05, 2017 01:25 IST
A case of cruelty was registered against the watchman of a Gorai housing society after a stray dog that was adopted by some children of the building went missing.
Residents of BSES Cooperative Housing Society said that the CCTV footage showed that the dog - called Chimu by the children - being tied to the gate in the rain and later being taken away in a vehicle.
Sunish Subramanian, animal welfare officer at the Animal Welfare Board of India, filed the complaint on Friday.
Subramanuam said that the children, who used to take care of Chimu had immunised and sterilised her, but other residents objected to the dog in the building’s compound.
“The children formed a group called MS Party Buddies and procured a license from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to keep Chimu in the society,” said Subramanian.
However, some residents, including the managing committee members, were not happy about this and she was kept tied to the gate by the watchman even in the rain. “The dog fell ill and needed medical treatment. She went missing on July 23. When the children asked about her sudden disappearance, the watchman responded in an aggressive manner,” said Dr Nandini Kulkarni, animal activist.
A complaint under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code - for animal cruelty - and provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Bombay Police Act was filed at MHB police station .