New Delhi: 'Shaktimaan', the Dehradun Police's horse , who suffered serious leg injuries after being attacked by BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi during a protest on Monday, may never be able to stand on his own in future.
Reports say that the attack has left the horse with several fractures in his left leg and it could be amputated.
The Mussoorie MLA, on Monday attacked a police horse during a protest march in Dehradun on Monday.
According to media reports, the rally suddenly turned violent and in the commotion BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi targeted the horse as others also joined in.
The injured horse was later taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment.
Rejecting the allegations labelled against him, Joshi said, “The horse wasn't given any water throughout the day. As soon as some water was given to the horse he was fine, he was just thirsty. I am not at fault at all.”
“CM has given orders to call experts, they will arrive tomorrow. X rays will be done,” Dr. RS Negi, chief veterinary officer, said after examining the horse.
“The metatarsal bone of the horse's left leg has broken,” Negi said, adding “It is a compound fracture. First aid was given and mobilisation devices used for his leg.”
Dehradun SSP Sadanand Date said that a case has been registered against the BJP MLA and some others.
Meanwhile, the incident has sparked a war of words between the Congress and BJP in the state.