Remember Ammu, the Bengaluru dog whose eight pups were killed in front of her by a defence officerâ€™s wife in March this year?
The two-and-a-half-year-old dog died on Friday morning after a long period of suffering.
Ponnamma, the wife of an ex-flight lieutenant, had killed the eight pups by smashing them one by one against a wall. She claimed that she killed them because she wanted to teach the mother, living in a drain near her house, a lesson.
Ammu, who was being fostered by a family ever since the incident, was taken to a veterinary hospital run by the NGO Sevabhavi Samstha, after her health worsened on Wednesday
Dr Vinay Morray, who attended to Ammu, said that he was told by the family that she refused to eat and often spent time in the area where her puppies were buried. â€śThey said that Ammu looked sad ever since the incident,â€ť he said.
Morray told The News Minute that she was suffering from canine distemper, a serious viral disease that affects one in ten dogs, and is very difficult to treat.
â€śWe donâ€™t know whether she got the disease after the incident or before. But it was well into its advanced stage and treatment was not a success,â€ť he said.
Ponnamma was arrested in March soon after the incident and was released on bail within a couple of days.