An inhumane task has taken place in Ghaziabad where a dog that had given birth to five puppies 20 days ago has been raped several times and then tied to a scooter and dragged to death.
The rapists have been identified as Nafees and Tauseef. While the later succeeded in fleeing after dragging the dog, Nafees has been nabbed and both are the residents are of Saheed Nagar. The police have registered cases under Section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of IPC and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after a complaint was lodged by a member of People for Animals (PFA), an NGO.
A police officer said that “One of the accused identified as Mohd Nafees, a resident of Gali No. 6, Shaheed Nagar, confessed to his crime. He revealed his accomplice name as Mohd Tosim, a resident of the same locality”.
PFA’s Saurabh Gupta after lodging the FIR said “Had they not been caught by the public, the dog would have been dragged for several more kilometres. The dog was breathing breathing heavily when people stopped them”.
He added “Though the dog was immediately rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre in Delhi, it succumbed to injuries. The medical report has revealed that the dog had injury marks all over its body. The autopsy is yet to be done. I suspect the dog could have been subjected to unnatural sex also”.
PFA’s Saurabh Gupta said “After giving birth, dogs become quite protective and they don’t like anyone coming near its puppies. It is pure motherly instinct. Despite knowing this fact, the accused tried to separate it from its babies, which is quite appalling. Very soon, the puppies will be shifted to a shelter home”.
The police said that they are making all efforts to nab Nafees also. This has been indeed a shocking incident as even in the past we have seen such kind of incidents where animals including goat and hen were raped.