Chennai: In a heart-rending incident, around 50 stray dogs were bunt alive by residents of Keezhamur village in Kancheepuram district in Tamil Nadu on June 5.
According to reports some villagers first sedated the dogs with pesticides and poured kerosene on them before setting on fire.
The incident came to light after a villager informed an animal activist, P Aswath, who ultimately brought the story to the fore.
Police have filed a complaint and booked four persons Murali, Muthu, Murugadoss and Jeeva in connection with the case.
Reports say that the few villagers were angry with the dogs as they had attacked their goats and sheeps.
According to Aswath, he witnessed a huge number of carcasses lying across the village and air was full of a foul stench.
Meanwhile, another animal activist Gauri Maulekhi said she is trying to get the culprits arrested.
She described the act as sickening.
Maulekhi opined that the dogs should have been sterilised as per the law, rather than burning them alive.