In another incident of cruelty on animals in south India, a new horrifying video has surfaced showing a group of boys in Hyderabad burning three pups alive.
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.
Terrified puppies, can be seen trying to escape from the fire, even as the boys push them back into it. The act was filmed by one of the boys of the group and posted on Facebook.
The video quickly went viral on social media and soon people started condemning it.
A police case has been registered by a local animal rights organization at Musheerabad police station. Reports suggest that these boys, aged between 10 and 15, have been apprehended.
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.
“While it was a sadistic act by the boys, they most likely will get away with a small fine,” said Paropakari.
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.
As the video became viral on social media, the Humane Society of India announced a one lakh rupees cash reward to anyone who will provide information about the whereabouts of the culprit.