In yet another incident of cruelty against animals in the city, Hyderabad police registered a case against unidentified persons for shooting three dogs within the Tappachabutra police station limits on Tuesday.
The FIR has been filed under Section 429 of the IPC (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, or any animal of value of Rs 50), reported The Times of India.
Tappachabutra Inspector B Ravinder told The New Indian Express that the police received information on Monday evening about an unknown person shooting three stray dogs.
"We immediately rushed to the spot and found three dogs dead. We questioned the locals in the basti but no one come forward to provide details of the miscreant. The dogs used to enter a nearby farm house and its frustrated owner used to chase them away. We suspect that the farm house owner might have been involved in the killing," Ravinder added.
The TOI report added that the shooting was carried out in an eight-acre farm house belonging to Akbar Nijamuddin, a realtor.
This incident comes less than a month after seven boys were seen burning alive three puppies in a video that went viral.
At around the same time, another video surfaced on social media of a man shooting at two dogs with a rifle and hitting one. The man in the video was seen shooting the dogs in what appears to be a parking area for trucks.