A video of horrific cruelty against a family’s dog in Rajasthan’s Alwar went viral on Friday, leading to the arrest of two men. Police have charged Mindya Meena and his brother Babula Meena for using an axe to chop off three of the dog’s legs leading to the animal’s death under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
According to the Times of India, the incident was recorded by a bystander after four people were seen axing the legs off a dog that had been tied to a tree. The nearly two-minute video showed the dog in excruciating pain while the men continued to torment the defenseless animal.
The owner of the dog hurried to his pet and rushed him to a veterinary hospital, but the dog died on the way from blood loss.
The men had accused the dog of killing their goat which had been missing for two days. They had waited for the dog’s owner to be away before taking revenge and stole the dog on Thursday morning. The other two men are expected to be arrested also.
People for Animals, state coordinator Babulai Jaju, compared the brutality of the torture to a brutal murder and has demanded the Alway police treat the crime as a “cold blooded murder” and book the accused without bail.
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