Months after the horror video of a medical student throwing a dog from a two-story terrace went viral, the final year students are being fined Rs. 2 lakh each by the MGR Medical University.
The two culprits, Gautam Sudarshan who had thrown the dog and his friend Ashish Pal who had videotaped the incident, were identified just days after the video went viral.
Unfortunately, they were almost immediately released on bail as the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has not been updated for many decades and under which they only got a minor fine of Rs. 10 and Rs. 50.
“We discussed a lot on this. This should never happen. That’s the idea behind the fine.”