3-month-old puppy dies after being flung from terrace in Chembur, FIR registered

3-month-old puppy dies after being flung from terrace in Chembur, FIR registered
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A week after a man was arrested for killing a stray dog in Goregaon, another shocking incident involving a three-month old puppy being flung from the terrace of a building in Chembur has come to light.

The puppy was flung from the terrace of two-storey Tolaram Nagar building in Chembur Colony, following which a 45-year-old building resident filed a complaint with the RCF police station. The complaint was filed on January 24.

The complainant, who wished to remain unnamed, told DNA, “At around 5.30pm on January 24, we heard a puppy whining, and we thought the pups were playing among themselves. The next moment, the whining increased,”

“A person in the building saw the puppy being flung off the terrace, but he could not see who did it. When my sister came out of the building she saw Julie limping for a few steps before she collapsed and died,” she added.

She later approache the Emergency Response Coordinator of PETA, Meet Ashar, who assisted her in lodging a complaint. The dog’s body was also sent for postmortem. The report indicated that the death was not natural.

According to Police Sub-Inspector, Sandesh Baukar of the RCF police station, there are five suspects in the case and two eye-witnesses. However, due to lack of CCTV cameras in the building, the culprit has not yet been identified.

Meanwhile, an FIR under section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc) of the IPC and relevant sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and the Maharashtra Police Act, 1951 has been registered against the unknown accused.

This is the second instance involving cruelty against dogs that has transpired in Mumbai within a week’s time. Last week, a man was caught on CCTV while he was beating a stray dog with sticks. The dog died and the man was subsequently arrested.

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