In the northwestern India city of Dwarka, a local man known quite often to be drunk, severed two legs of a puppy with a hacksaw as a punishment when the two-month-old defenseless pooch accidentally scratched the man’s leg with his paw.
According to India Today, the horrific incident occurred on December 2 when the black and white adorable puppy scampered into the home of Pramod, an unemployed local man who only goes by one name. When Pramod offered the puppy some food, the playful little pooch scratched the man’s leg with its paw. Pramod became very angry, grabbed the puppy and tied it up. He then used a blade to cut off one front leg and one back leg. When the blade wouldn’t sever the puppy’s bones, he found a hacksaw to finish the egregious crime of animal cruelty. He is reported to have enjoyed the entire ordeal.
Animal activist Guarav Sharma learned about the horrific act from a girl who lives near Pramod and states this isn’t the first dog he has abused. The wife of the accused described her husband’s sick tale of torturing the puppy, but allegations about his cruelty to animals and humans reach far beyond the sick torture of a defenseless little puppy. According to his wife, a few months prior Pramod brought home a monkey and then chopped it up. The wife also claimed her husband, when drunk would hang their six children upside down.
Pramod has a previous record of domestic violence, however the woman has not pressed charges against her abusive husband.
Animal cruelty runs rampant in India as punishments barely amount to Rs50 fine (.75 cents in US currency). So for all the pain Pramod forced upon an innocent puppy, he gets away with his sick crime – only to do it again the next time he gets drunk and wants to take his frustration out on a puppy. This only adds to recent crimes against animals in India. One month ago, photos of a tortured monkey by two medical students went viral over social media. Before that puppies were clubbed and burned to death. Another Chennai medical student tossed a puppy off of a rooftop.
The puppy, now dubbed Twinkle has been treated and is currently in foster care awaiting an adoptive home.
(Photo of puppy’s legs cut off with hacksaw Gaurav Sharma Facebook)
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