Hyderabad, November 6: In a shocking case of inhumanity, four puppies were burnt alive in a garbage dump in Hyderabad by some unidentified people, said police on Tuesday. At least three puppies lost their life due to severe burns and suffocation while one is battling for his life in a veterinary hospital. The incident took place on November 3 following which member of an animal welfare organisation lodged a complaint on Monday. Telangana: 100 Stray Dogs Poisoned in Hyderabad, Case Registered.
The complaint was registered for setting up the puppies ablaze at the Kushaiguda police station. A case was registered under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the relevant section of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The initial investigation revealed that some people had set a garbage dump ablaze where the puppies were sleeping, said police adding that the injured puppy is shifted to hospital and going through medical treatment.
Earlier in a similar incident from October, at least 100 stray dogs were found poisoned in Hyderabad's Ghatkesar town. The crime came to light when an animal activist filed a complaint to the circle officer. In his complaint, he stated that about 100 dogs were poisoned near Infosys building and their bodies were disposed of secretly. Police are investigating the matter and a case has been registered under the Animal Cruelty Act.