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Updated on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 09:50 PM IST

Indore: Man arrested for stuffing puppy in polybag, throwing in nullah

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Indore: The police registered a complaint against a person named Tausif for stuffing a puppy in a polythene bag and throwing it in nullah to die. The puppy would have died had not an animal lover noticed and rushed to its rescue.

Sadar Bazar police station staff registered an FIR against the person under Sections 428, 429 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) following a complaint lodged by animal rights activist Priyanshu Jain.

Jain filed the complaint along with visual proves of the man grabbing the puppy and throwing it in the nullah. “We had received the complaint and handled the rescue operation with the help of Rukshana Khan who resides in Barwali Chowki area,” Priyanshu said.

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As per Indian law, stray dogs cannot be beaten or driven away or dumped elsewhere, or killed. They can only be sterilised in the manner envisaged in the Animal Birth Control (Dog) Rules, 2001, vaccinated, and then returned to the same locality/ territory. Any kind of cruelty on dogs, under Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and Sections 428 and 429 of IPC is punishable with imprisonment and fine.

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Published on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 09:50 PM IST
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