A day after Shaktiman, the police horse passed away in Uttarakhand, Virat Kohli took to Twitter to express his condolences.
Rest In Peace, you innocent soul #Shaktiman. We, humans, failed you.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 21 April 2016
Shaktiman was a police horse who had lost his leg earlier this year after getting brutally beaten up during a political rally.
Medical staff had for past 37 days been trying their best to get the 13-year-old horse back on his feet. The horse had even tried to stand up on a prosthetic leg that was attached in place of his decapitated leg earlier this month.
According to his caretaker Shyam Singh Chauhan, “He did not give up eating; he showed his will to fight back and survive.”
But the battle became too weary for him and he breathed his last on April 20.