CHANDIGARH: Punjab police on Saturday registered a case against an ex-army man and his friend after they shot a dog to death at a point-blank range. The incident took place at Badbar village of Dhanaula area in Barnala district.
The development comes following complaints lodged by animal rights activists to the Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi.
Punjab: Dog tied and shot dead at point blank range by its owner & his ex-army man friend in Barnala, they later uploaded the incident's video on social media. Case registered, both accused absconding. pic.twitter.com/p82s9Xgbcx
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The activists spotted a video of the brutal incident that was doing its rounds on social media. Both the accused are, at present, absconding.
Reports suggest that the one-minute clip was shot two days back. The video reportedly showed that the former army man identified as Ajit Singh and his neighbour Satvir Singh killed the chained dog firing two shots.
The owner of the dog, Satvir Singh, defended himself saying that the dog was unstable and imbalanced since the last two days.