A 38-year-old security guard employed by a private firm in Charkop, has been arrested for killing a stray dog. The accused, identified only as Tiwari, told the police that the dog was “trying to attack him,” because of which, he assaulted the dog in self defence, beating the animal with a stick, leading to its death. The Charkop police was not convinced, and arrested him last evening.
According to police officials, “Tiwari was working as a security personnel at the Kandivli Audhoygic Vasahat Company near Hindustan Naka in Charkop. In his statement Tiwari said the dog allegedly barked and was about to attack him on Friday afternoon. Apparently this was not the first time the dog had attacked him.
Fearing the animal would bite him, Tiwari took his stick and attacked the dog beating the poor animal on the head repeatedly. The incident was witnessed by local social worker Salim Charnia, who rushed down to stop the watchmen from beating the dog and took the injured animal to a nearby hospital. The dog was later admitted to the animal hospital at Kandivli, where it succumbed to its injuries at night.
Speaking to Sunday mid-day, Charkop police station senior inspector Anand Koli said, “We registered a case against Tiwari after the local NGO worker registered a complaint. The accused has been arrested for killing an innocent street dog and charged under Section 428 of IPC.”
Tiwari allegedly told police that he had been “bitten by the dog in the past many times,” and was scared that the dog would bite him again. He further claimed he had also taken injections from a nearby government hospital after the dog had bitten him earlier.