A day after a horrifying video of a man throwing a dog from a terrace in Tamil Nadu went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp, the man in the video, has been identified as Gautam S, a final year MBBS student from Madha medical college.
While the name of the person who shot the video is also being circulated, it can only be established after further investigation.
Concerned students who had identified their classmates who had thrown the dog off the terrace, sent their details to The News Minute too.
The video went viral on Monday and shows the dog shaking as the man poses for the camera and drops the dog down from the terrace. The video ends with the sound of the dog crying in pain.
When the police, accompanied with activists, went to arrest the duo, they were found absconding.
While Gautam went home to Chennai, the other returned to his village, police claimed.
"This issue had surfaced two weeks ago when the video was uploaded. However, when students of the college recognized Gautam and tried to reveal his identity, they were threatened by him," said Shravan Krishnan, one of the activists who accompanied the police.
The cops will be visiting the college again on Tuesday to see if some action can be taken.
Earlier, the Humane Society International/India offered a reward of Rs 100,000 to anyone who was willing to voluntarily provide valid information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person.