A Hyderabad based NGO 'Humane Society International' has offered Rs 10,000 as a reward for anyone who helps in identifying a man who subjected a dog to cruel treatment in a viral video.
The unidentified man in the video is seen catching a dog by its hind legs and swirling it around several times, terrifying the stray dog.
The video titled 'Crazy Hyderabadi man rolling up a dog' was uploaded on Youtube on October 29 last year. The man is suspected to be a resident of the Old City area in Hyderabad.
"It is shameful how this aged person waited for an opportune moment to torture an innocent, defenseless animal for no reason and entertain himself at the expense of its trauma...We are hopeful that this reward will urge anyone with information about this crime to talk to us," N G Jayasimha, managing director of HSI India, told the Times of India.
Another member of the NGO told TOI that the person could be prosecuted under section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
The NGO also plans to approach the Hyderabad police for help in tracking the man.