MUMBAI: A four-month-old puppy which had recently undergone medical treatment at Thane met with a gruesome death two days ago at the Castle Mill area.
Activists of Citizens for Animal Protection Foundation have lodged an FIR at Rabodi police station against unknown persons for animal cruelty.
“After the medical treatment of the puppy, it was released back at its original spot at Masanwada, near Castle Mill area of Thane on Wednesday. However, the next day (Thursday) when our volunteer Atharva Prabhavale went back to the site to check the puppy, he was shocked to find the animal dead and its body partially burned and put inside a carton box. We have pictorial evidence of this cruelty,” said Sushank Tomar of CAP Foundation.
He further added that initially the police was reluctant to file an FIR, but after the activists insisted that this was a case of animal cruelty, the complaint was lodged at Rabodi police station under section 429 of the Indian Penal Code and section 11(1)(a) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. The activists suspect that some animal haters from the nearby areas may have killed the puppy; and hence have urged the police to fully inquire into it and also check the CCTV camera footages.