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After ‘Bhadra’ Incident, Three Puppies Burnt Alive in Hyderabad

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The puppies were tied up by a group of boys. Image used for representation. (Photo: iStockphoto)

In yet another gruesome case of animal cruelty, three puppies were burnt alive in Hyderabad, by a group of boys.

The deplorable attack on the dogs took place at a graveyard in the Musheerabad area of Hyderabad on the afternoon of 16 July but came to light only on Tuesday, when a video of the incident (shot by one of the perpetrators) went viral on social media.

The boys tied up the dogs and are seen setting them on fire, with the helpless animals trying desperately to get away.

“They dragged the hapless puppies to some distance and put them into a fire made out of jute bags and dry sticks,” Shreya Paropkari, an animal rights activist, said in a complaint filed with Musheerabad Police.

Following the complaint, a case was filed under IPC Section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc) and relevant sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, Sub- Inspector B Bhaskar Rao said, adding that efforts are on to nab those involved in the incident.

Earlier, Paropkari and Vasanthi Vadi, an activist with the NGO, People for Animals, met Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy and submitted the video clip of the incident.

The incident has taken place not long after a medical student in Chennai threw a dog off a terrace. He was later arrested along with his accomplice, but they were released on a bail of a shockingly nominal amount.

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In a separate incident in Hyderabad, a man was caught on camera shooting dogs.

A reward of Rs 1,00,000 is being offered for any information leading to the man’s identification, arrest and conviction. An FIR had been registered.

NG Jayasimha, Managing Director of the India wing of Humane Society International, said,

A man who is so barbaric as to shoot dogs is nothing but a threat to the society. This incident exposes the violent nature of this man and it’s essential for the safety of the stray animals and the society that this man is put behind bars. We are hopeful that this reward will urge anyone with information about this man to step forward and talk to us.

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