Mumbai man booked for stabbing dog in drunken stupor
An officer from Juhu police station told HT that investigations were on and no arrests have been made so farmumbai Updated: Sep 14, 2017 00:23 IST
The Juhu police detained and booked a 23-year-old man for allegedly stabbing a dog multiple times near Ekta Chawl, Nehru Nagar, Vile Parle on Tuesday. The accused was said to be drunk at the time of incident.
Plants and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS), Mumbai, an NGO, was informed by the residents around 7.30pm about the incident following which the NGO filed a police complaint.
“The dog has sustained grievous injuries to his thighs and abdomen in the attack. It was rushed to the nearest veterinary clinic for treatment. While the dog is out of danger, maximum punishment should be given to the accused. He lives in Ekta Chawl,” said Sunish Subramaniam Kunju, wildlife warden and secretary, PAWS.
An officer from Juhu police station told HT that investigations were on and no arrests have been made so far. “We have got any confirmation from the eyewitnesses. We are questioning the 23-year-old, who was identified as the attacker by the animal welfare officers. Once we have clarity on what happened, arrests will be made,” said Sunil Gomare, sub inspector and investigating officer of the case, Juhu police station.
A case has been registered under section 428 (mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.