In yet another disturbing act of animal cruelty, a video has surfaced showing a group of seven boys burning alive three puppies in Hyderabad.
The video that has gone viral shows the boys tying the puppies, piling twigs and hay to create a pyre. They then proceed to set it ablaze while the puppies howl and cry in pain. Even as the puppies try to escape from the flames, the boys use sticks to force them into the blaze.
Jaya Simha from Human Society International said, "We noticed the video on social media and immediately filed a complaint in Musheerabad police station. Police have promised us to solve this case as early as possible."
Speaking to TNM, Ravi Kumar Reddy, Sub-Inspector of Police, Musheerabad said, “On Tuesday night, we got a complaint saying three puppies were burnt alive. We registered a complaint and are trying to identify who these boys are. We haven’t made any arrests yet.”
A case has been booked under IPC 429 section 11 (1) a, 1 (L), Protection of Cruelty to Animals Act.
The incident reportedly took place inside a graveyard while the footage was obtained from the owner of a fish stall.
The pups burning shocker happened inside Wazir graveyard in Musheerabad in Hyderabad on July 16. Video was recovered from a fish stall owner— T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) July 20, 2016
The latest horrifying incident comes weeks after two medical students, Gautam Sudharshan and Ashish Pal threw a dog from the rooftop of a building in Chennai. While the dog was found alive, the two students were arrested and released on bail.
In another incident in Hyderabad, a young man is seen shooting two dogs with a rifle. The man in the video is seen shooting the dogs at what appears to be a parking area for trucks. While the first dog escapes the shot, the second dog that is seen running towards the gate was shot. The video shows the second dog quivering.
A source from Humane Society of Internation said that the informant had approached HSI on Wednesday morning with the video.
"The informant approached HSI on Wednesday morning through the tip line number. He had sent the video saying this happened in Hyderabad,"he said
We have not gotten in touch with the informant.
Ram Prasad, sub-inspector Nampally police station claimed that a case has not been registered.
"A person came to Nampally police station and showed the video of a dog being shot dead. He accessed the video on net and came to us on Sunday. We didn't know where it happened so we asked him to approach cyber crimes,"said Prasad.
(TNM has chosen not to carry the videos for its graphic content)