The two dog catchers seen in the distressing video of a canine being strangled with ropes and dragged from the Vellore Institute of Technology, have been dismissed according to TNIE.
On Wednesday, Blue Cross of India, an animal welfare organization, filed a complaint with the Thalambur police station against the Tambaram municipal corporation and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) for allegedly capturing 11 dogs from the VIT campus in Chennaiâ€™s Kelambakkam. The complaint filed by Dawn Williams, General Manager of Blue Cross of India, also alleges that authorities killed the captured strays. Students of VIT had mailed Maneka Gandhiâ€™s office about the animal cruelty and the office had asked Blue Cross to conduct an investigation.
The Tambaram municipality which has come in the firing line for the cruel act, has washed its hands off the matter. They have allegedly claimed that the dog catchers and driver of the van acted independently.
According to the students, one dog was from inside the campus and 10 other dogs were from the vicinity. Students said that the dogs were very friendly. There were no complaints of biting or chasing.
The latest video comes more than a year after a dog was thrown off a terrace of a building by two medical students in Chennai. While the dog (later named Bhadra) was rescued and treated for her injuries, she was adopted by a Blue Cross volunteer.