Mumbai Police have booked a Toyota car driver who deliberately ran his car over a sleeping puppy in Mulund. Palka Sejpal, a resident of Dreamland Society, Mulund, said, "The incident took place on December 7. I used to take care of three stray puppies, all of whom are two months old. That day, I found one of them missing. After that, I made inquiries in the area and found footage from a nearby CCTV camera. I found out that a Toyota Etios driver had driven his car over the sleeping puppies. While two of them managed to spring out of harm's way, the third was caught under the wheels and was seen thrashing about in pain before going limp."
In a horrific display of cruelty, two dogs were brutally assaulted with an iron rod embedded with spiked nails in Solapur, Maharashtra. While one succumbed to its injuries on the spot, the other dog suffered prolonged injuries.
A tanker driver ran over a female dog who was feeding two of her five pups. The mother and the two pups died on the spot. The Nalasopara police booked the absconding driver for the horrifyingly cruel act.
A Powai-based 19-year-old teenager forced a stray dog into having unnatural sex after locking it in the community toilet. The accused was later arrested by the Powai police under section 377 (unnatural offences) of the IPC.
24-year old Haroon Khan beat up a stray dog with an iron rod on its head in the compound of Rizvi building in Kalina. Dabbu, the stray dog, Dabbu was quietly passing by when the accused picked up an iron rod and started beating the animal mercilessly. Khan was arrested under section 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of the IPC and under relevant sections of the Prevention of Animals to Cruelty Act.
Prince, a two-and-a-half-year-old Labrador, was quietly sitting in his cage when Chhotu Verma, a resident of Mahalaxmi, who used to drink with his friends at the spot, opened the cage and threw battery acid on him. Screaming in pain, Prince ran away. The poor canine could not survive. the 24-year old accused was traced and arrested by the police.
A stray dog, which had entered a Deonar residence, panicked by noise during Ganpati Visarjan, was allegedly battered to death with a bamboo stick by the occupant of the house. After committing the crime, the man disposed of the canine's corpse in a sewage canal. He was booked under Section 429 of The Indian Penal Code as well as sections 11(1)(a) and (l) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
22-year-old Abhimanyu Nimbalkar, a law student of Dr DY Patil College of Law hit a stray dog, who was peacefully sleeping in a pit of gravel. In a shocking move, the heartless human then shared a video of him commiting the crime on all of his social media accounts. After bearing the brutal assault, the whimpering dog moved away from where he was resting. A non-cognisable complaint was filed against him.
Ram Mandir police booked a local auto driver for purposely running over a puppy over and killing it. The driver was fully cognizant of his actions and refused to change his course despite the passenger insisting that he do so.
Strays dogs living in Dahisar's Krishna Vatika Complex were poisoned to death by residents. What is heartbreaking is that the dogs were heroes that had saved the society's residents from an attack by the Chaddi Banyan gang in 2012. They did not deserve the repayment that they received.
A man allegedly severed two legs of a puppy after the canine gave him a minor scratch in southwest Delhi's Dwarka. It is believed that the puppy had just lovingly approached the man. The police initiated action against the accused under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
A nine-month-old stray dog was attacked with acid and/or boiling water in Goregaon. While it is believed that there was no motive for the attack, no suspects were identified.
High-flying Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal was arrested for trying to torch two small dogs outside his New York condo. He stormed up to two Jack Russell Terriers being walked outside his home at about 11.30 a.m. and singed the dogs' fur with a blow torch that he put together from an aerosol can and a lighter.
Robbers decided to cut and brutalise a stray dog with a machete-like weapon near the fish market in Dahisar. Justice for the heart-wrenchingly cruel move is yet to be obtained.
Protesting the stray dog menace in a barbaric manner, youth activists of a Kerala-based party allegedly killed around 10 canines, tied a few to a pole, and took them through town. Worse still, the main accused were members of an offshoot wing of the Congress party.
Two dogs were cruelly beaten to death by two youths in Bandra's Chimbai villagefor mating in public. Both dogs succumbed to their injuries. According to a shocked witness, the louder the dogs screamed, the harder they were hit by the assaulters.
Three young men decided to tie puppies together and burn them alive near Ek Minar mosque in Hyderabad’s Musheerabad area. The monster-like men then shot a live video instructing others on how to go about the act.
Nearly 50 dogs were burnt to death by unidentified people in Keezhamur village near Melmaruvathur, about 50km from Chennai. The act was committed because the villagers believed that the dogs had killed their livestock.
Two MBBS students in Chennai decided to show their compassion by flinging a stray dog off a building. Gowtham Sudarshan, a final year MBBS student of a private medical college, flung the dog from the terrace of a building here and the act was video recorded by his friend Ashish Pal. The dog managed to survive and was taken in to a caring shelter. After immense national outrage, the duo were booked under IPC sections 428 and 429 and under Section 11(i)(a) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
These 19 cases of animal cruelty serve as a pronounced reminder of how humans have abused the unconditional love that dogs extend