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Thane: Dombivli police registered a case against the man who drove over a stray cat. The cat, according to the police, succumbed to serious injuries due to the accident.

The CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media.

The accused has been identified as Laxman Jagdale, and he has been booked by the Vishnu Nagar police station, following the complaint filed by an animal lover Rekha Redkar on Tuesday. 

"The incident took place on September 20, at around 2 pm, when the accused cruelly ramped his bike over a stray cat, without taking any efforts to save the animal. The accused didn't even inform about the incident to the local police or animal activists to save the cat. Hence, the cat succumbed to serious injuries. Following the viral video on social media, animal activist Rekha Redkar, has filed the complaint against the accused on Tuesday," said a police official from Vishnu Nagar police station, Dombivli. 

The incident took place near the parking area of the Gopi cine mall in Dombivli East. The accused, Laxman Jagdale, who has been captured in the CCTV footage is the resident of the same area. 

"Jagdale (accused) is been clearly noticed in the footage while riding his two-wheeler over the animal and fled from the spot. A case has been registered under Section 428 of Indian Penal Code and further investigation is underway," added the police official.

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