Today News Online Service
Patiala, May 5
Taking swift action, Patiala police on Wednesday evening arrested a youngster for killing a stray dog with a gun in Patran.
The accused has been identified as Taranjot Singh of Khaspur village in Patran division of the district.
Patiala police had to take action after Bollywood actor Mansha Bahl and animal rights activist Meet Ashar took up the matter with Patiala police.
Notably, Meet Ashar is an associate manager of the Emergency Response Team of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
The actor, Mansha Bahl, shared a video of the accused shooting, therein, a sleeping street dog with a .12 bore gun. The actor has demanded strict action against the accused.
Meanwhile, after the video went viral, netizens have condemned the incident and are asking for strict action
Latest update: DSP Patran called me a while back to inform that the gun has been seized, accused has been taken into custody for questioning, will thereafter be formally arrested, also that the FIR has been registered. He will be sending the FIR copy shortly. (1/2) https://t.co/gjNJMrmAd9
— Meet Ashar (@asharmeet02) May 5, 2021
Patiala police said the accused had been booked under section 429 of the Indian Penal Code and 11(1) of the prevention of cruelty to Animals Act. Besides, he has also been slapped with section 5 and 27 of the Arms Act.
The police added that they had already recovered the dead body of the dog and .12 bore gun.
The police said that further investigation was underway while post-mortem of the dog would be conducted at veterinary hospital, Samana on Thursday.