Pune: Case filed against two Jambhulwadi residents for brutally killing pet dog

Pune: Case filed against two Jambhulwadi residents for brutally killing pet dog

Pune: Case filed against two Jambhulwadi residents for brutally killing pet dog

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The community has expressed outrage over the incident, and animal rights activists are calling for strict enforcement of laws against animal cruelty.

19 May 2024

By Sukhmani Kooner 

In a shocking incident of animal cruelty, Neena Naresh Rai, the founder and president of Perfect Animal Welfare Society, an NGO based in Erandwane, Pune, has filed a legal complaint against two individuals for the brutal killing of a dog.

On the night of 12th May, around 11 PM, in the vicinity of Gavaliwada, Jambhulwadi Road, Ambegaon Budruk, Pune, two men were reportedly seen beating a dog to death with a bamboo stick. The heinous act was captured on video and later brought to the attention of Rai by Piyush Shah, founder president of Love Care Share Foundation, who contacted her via phone.

Upon receiving the distressing news, Padmini Stump who runs the NGO-Mission Possible Foundation, Neena Naresh Rai, Piyush Shah, Anand Adsul, member of Wild Animals and Snake Protection Society, Dhiraj Gaikwad, Roshani Uphale, Mayur Dixit and Shaila Chavan, verified the incident’s location and identified the perpetrators as Sachin Aurange and Kashinath Aurange. However, the body of the dog was not found at the scene, and the accused did not provide any information regarding its whereabouts.

Disturbed by the evidence and the cruel fate of the dog, Rai took immediate action by lodging a complaint at the Bharati Vidyapeeth Police Station on 15th May. The complaint was filed under IPC Section 429, which prohibits mischief by killing or maiming animals, and Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, along with relevant sections of the Maharashtra Police Act.

The police have initiated an investigation into the matter, and the search for the missing dog continues. The community has expressed outrage over the incident, and animal rights activists are calling for strict enforcement of laws against animal cruelty.

Piyush Shah expresses the urgent need for awareness and stronger legal frameworks to protect the voiceless and vulnerable animals in our society. He says, “Animal activists and volunteers face issues of complaints not being registered easily, so, laws need to be made strict so that no one teases animals for fun and then gets out easily.”