Navi Mumbai: In a shocking incident from Amity University in Panvel, a puppy was killed by a security guard on the order of the assistant director of security.
The incident was reported on March 8 at around 8 pm.
As per an Instagram post by Street Dogs of Bombay, the puppy was hit with an iron rod several times on its head, until it succumbed to injuries.
As per the post, the dog was assaulted by a security guard named Ajay S. Gupta, along with the on-duty security supervisors, and on the order of Laxman Chaugule, Assistant Director (Security).
The post stated that students tried to intervene to try and save the puppy. However, their efforts were in vain.
In what capacity is Amity University relocating community animals from within the campus. Mere dismissing from service of the guard is an eyewash to protect those senior staff & management from prosecution
Following the incident, Amity University issued a notification stating that the guard who was responsible for the demise of the puppy has been dismissed.
"The entire security department has been reprimanded and sensitized about the issue at hand. The authorities will be starting the process of transfer of dogs from the campus with utmost care and due diligence to rehabilitation centres nearby," they said.
"Students are advised by the Authorities to neither feed nor engage with the canines present on campus. Stray dogs are not permitted on campus and hence students should refrain from entertaining animals on campus for the sake of safety of everyone," they added.
FIR against students of Delhi college for killing dog
Earlier in November, the Delhi Police arrested four students of a South-east Delhi college for allegedly killing a pregnant dog on their campus.
The incident reportedly took place at Delhi's Don Bosco Technical institute where the students killed a pregnant dog on campus and later dragged her body away.
A video of the horrific incident which was circulated on social media showed a group of students cornering the canine inside a tin shed on the institute's campus and an accused enters the same with what looks like a baseball bat. While in a separate video the group is seen dragging the canine's body across a lawn.
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