In that video shot on July 16 at Wazir graveyard in Musheerabad area of Hyderabad, the three boys were seen burning three puppies alive by tying them together and covering them with hay, dry grass and twigs.
Screen grab of Facebook video
The video quickly went viral on social media and soon people started condemning it.
Musheerabad police have registered a case under Indian Penal Code section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees) along with sections 11(1)(A) and 11(1) (L) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
They will be presented before a juvenile court on July 21.
Shreya Paropkari, who is the Cruelty Response Manager with Humane Society International, an Non-Governmental Organisation that works for animals, filed an FIR with the police in which she said that the recording was recovered from Faiz, the owner of a fish stall in Musheerabad fish market.
In another video, an unidentified youth is seen killing a stray dog with an air gun. Based on the text on some trucks in the background, police suspect that the location is Hyderabad city.