Harish Rawat to inaugurate ''Shakitman Park'' in memory of slain horse

The `Shaktiman Park` has been constructed in Dehradun Police Line. 

ANI| Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016, 12:15 PM IST

Dehradun (Uttarakhand): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat will on Monday inaugurate the `Shaktiman Park` named after police horse `Shaktiman`, who was critically maimed in a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally carried out by MP Ganesh Joshi earlier on March 14.

The `Shaktiman Park` has been constructed in Dehradun Police Line. Shaktiman was a well-trained 13-year-old horse of the Uttarakhand Mounted Police for many years.

When the horse was deployed by the police during a BJP rally, MP Ganesh Joshi had allegedly attacked the horse`s leg with a lathi, critically injuring it for the remainder of its days.

The outrage over this incidence of gross animal abuse grew so large that MP Ganesh Joshi was briefly arrested.Almost a month after losing his left hind leg in the attack, the white-coloured Kathiawari horse succumbed to its injuries on April 20.