Guwahati man booked for choking Dog to Death
GUWAHATI: Assam Police on November 1 registered a case against a man named Ganga Chetri for allegedly killing a female dog in cold blood in Lankeswar area on Wednesday.
Chetri, who was engaged as a maintenance worker at Srishti Residency, located opposite the Assam Forest School, allegedly put the female dog inside a gunny bag and put it under water in a drain till it choked to death.
Urmi Mala Das, an animal rights activist, after hearing about the barbaric act via social media, approached the police and subsequently filed an FIR with the Jalukbari Outpost.
A team of police assisted her in recovering the dog’s body which was later sent for autopsy. The autopsy report is expected in a day or two. The accused, meanwhile, has been dismissed from his job and police are on the lookout for him.
It is suspected that Chetri killed the dog at the instance of a few residents of the apartment who were not happy about the increasing number of canines in the vicinity, although the allegations could not be confirmed or corroborated.
“I got to know about the gruesome act when an eyewitness shared the details in a social networking site. She (dog) was the mother of five puppies and was staying in the apartment campus for the last many months,” the animal rights activist said, demanding that the culprit be booked at the earliest.
Police informed that a case has been registered under Section 428 of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
Ganga Chetri (L) and Durga the dog (R)