Nagpur: In a very gruesome incident of cruelty, two puppies were first brutally beaten up with sticks. And then he was burnt alive. The incident took place in Utthan Nagar near the Gorewada area on Thursday afternoon.
According to the complaint filed by animal activist Roshni Gawande, these puppies were barely around three months old and were not in any danger at all. Roshni Gawande has said that the onlookers have told that resident Uttam Kumar Das started beating these puppies very mercilessly with a very heavy wooden stick. Then later, when these animals were alive, he took them to an empty land behind his house and then burnt them alive.
The video of a man using a very long wooden stick and beating these puppies was also becoming increasingly viral.
According to Roshni Gawande, the accused is a retired Tehsildar. On Friday evening, an FIR was also registered against Das at the Mankapur police station under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
Make separate laws for animals
While the police officials have said that the incident will be investigated, The activists also told that the accused was involved in similar activities in the past as well. Animal welfare activist Nikita Bobde has said that the puppies were very harmless and used to sit in the shade near the accused’s house due to extreme heat. Along with this, other residents have also confirmed that the dogs did not have any kind of problem. But this man had killed them.
Stating that there is an urgent need to address the incidents of animal cruelty in India, animal welfare activist Ankita Shah said, It is also the full duty of the civic bodies to educate all the people and conduct sterilization effectively on this. Along with this, the large population of dogs is a problem for society and because of this, they commit similar crimes to eliminate them.
She also said that right now there is a great need to make separate laws for animals. Ankita Shah has said that animal rights should not be neglected at all. And even for committing animal cruelty, the punishment should be so severe that one should think before harming an animal.