A 35-year-old man is now on the run after battering to death nine mongrel pups at a construction site in Anakaputhur, near Meenambakkam, on Monday morning. The man was reportedly inebriated when he murdered the one-and-a-half-month old pups early Monday morning, according to a report by TNIE.
The dead puppies were discovered by the residents of Avvai Street, Venkateshwara Nagar, at the construction site on the same street, according to the report.
One of the residents, M Karthik, who also filed a complaint with the police said, βI had returned from office and was searching for the puppies and found one of them dead with injury on its head. I first thought it was bitten by some other dog, later as I walked around the site, I found eight more puppies all dead in a similar manner.β
He also added that the perpetrator was identified as Guna, the local milk-supplier, by the residents.
Guna allegedly battered the pups to death as he was angry that they yelped when the strays on the street barked at him, according to the police, a TOI report stated.
According to the report, Guna had an argument with his mum and took it out on the pups. He was already annoyed with the dogs barking at him, the report says.
βOn Sunday, he had come drunk and found the puppies crying when he allegedly beat them to death. However, on Monday, when the residents were shocked about the incident, Guna did not react to it,β M Karthik told TNIE.
A case has been registered with the Shankar Nagar police stations and an FIR has been filed under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, IPC sections 428 and 429 and for causing public nuisance.
Karthik also said that he used to feed the puppies before he went to work and that there were 11 puppies in the litter originally and two had died due to sickness.
"The owner of the construction site would allow the dogs to stay in the site. Usually, I would feed them before going to office for my night shift. I did the same on Sunday night and was shocked to find them all dead on Monday morning,β he said.