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Friday, Dec 06, 2019

Street dog run over by car intentionally, say Pune activists; FIR filed

Tiwari’s complaint stated that on November 14, she received a text message on an animal rescue WhatsApp group at 6:48pm regarding a man who was driving a Ford Figo intentionally running over a street dog at around 6.30 pm

pune Updated: Nov 17, 2019 16:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
The spot where a street dog was killed near Nirmal Corner building behind Tandoori Point Chowpati on Senapati Bapat road on Thursday.
The spot where a street dog was killed near Nirmal Corner building behind Tandoori Point Chowpati on Senapati Bapat road on Thursday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
         

The Chatuhshrungi police is investigating into an extreme case of cruelty where a person is alleged to have intentionally driven his car over a street dog, injuring it fatally.

A complaint followed by a first information report (FIR) in this regard was lodged by first year law student Vaishnavi Bhart Tiwari (19) of Fergusson College. It stated that the dog was run over by a Ford Figo car near Nirmal Corner building behind Tandoori Point Chowpati on Senapati Bapat road on Thursday evening. The injured dog died on Friday while undergoing treatment.

Based on the complaint, a first information report (FIR) has been lodged against the accused at the Chatuhshrungi police station and is being investigated by Samir Chavan, assistant police inspector.

Tiwari’s complaint stated that on November 14, she received a text message on an animal rescue WhatsApp group at 6:48pm regarding a man who was driving a Ford Figo intentionally running over a street dog at around 6.30 pm.

On receiving the message and the location of the incident, Tiwari and her friend Anisha Bhise visited the spot where an acquaintance named Isha Mule and eyewitness Nitin Kakade were present.

“The dog had sustained injuries to its hind leg and passed away while undergoing treatment on November 15 at 1.15 pm,” said Tiwari.

“The dog was crying in pain so we gave him painkillers. The neighbours told us that the accused had done this intentionally and this was not the first time. He had allegedly run over four puppies in the past, killing them. Despite giving the dog painkillers, the dog was in tremendous pain so we took him to ResQ charitable trust in Bavdhan for treatment. There we were told that the animal’s spinal cord was shattered and there was no chance of recovery,” said Bhise.