The Gautam Budh Nagar police have booked unidentified security guards and members of the RWA (residents’ welfare affiliation) of a high-rise society in Greater Noida for allegedly beating a stray dog to death. In accordance to a tenant of the society who’s the complainant in this case, the dog was sterilised and vaccinated by the Greater Noida authority final 12 months and posed no menace.
Vinod Kumar Mishra, station home officer of Beta-2 police station, mentioned the incident occurred on March 4 at AWHO (Military Welfare Housing Organisation) Gurjinder Vihar, Greater Noida, after which a primary info report (FIR) was registered on Monday.
“The complainant in the case is a tenant of the society who feeds canine. On the premise of a grievance, an FIR was registered underneath sections 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, dog), 120b (prison conspiracy) and 34 (frequent intention) of the Indian Penal Code and Part 11 (animal cruelty) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,” mentioned Mishra.
In accordance to the complainant, who didn’t want to be recognized, the incident was recorded by CCTV cameras in the residential society.
“I obtained a telephone name from an acquaintance, who witnessed the security guards beating a black dog. When he requested the guards why they have been beating the dog, they replied that it has turned aggressive,” she mentioned.
“Once I heard this, I went trying for the black dog and couldn’t discover it anyplace. So, I made a decision to test CCTV footage. The police helped us get 45 minutes of footage based mostly on the time supplied by the acquaintance. The footage exhibits the guards beating a black dog with sticks. We’re nonetheless trying for the carcass,” mentioned the complainant, including that the guards killed the dog on the directions of the RWA.
“I’ve been feeding stray canine for the final seven years in this locality. The dog that was killed was sterilised and vaccinated by the Greater Noida authority and didn’t pose any menace. It was a docile and well-behaved stray dog,” added the complainant.
After being sterilisied and vaccinated, the dog was tagged by Sensible Sanctuary, an NGO that carried out an animal contraception programme for the Greater Noida authority.
Kaveri Rana Bhardwaj, founding father of Sensible Sanctuary, mentioned, “The dog additionally underwent two months of behavioural coaching on the Greater Noida authority’s facility underneath the supervision of vets. After that it was launched into its space close to the AWHO society. We had informed the RWA that if the dog creates any points, they need to inform us. As a substitute, the RWA has killed the dog.”
Members of the RWA denied the allegations.
“The complainant has made false accusations towards RWA members. We by no means gave any orders to the security guards to kill a dog. There are 45 stray canine inside our society and three of them have additionally bitten residents of the society. We’re peaceable individuals and there have been false allegations made in the grievance. We are going to battle towards this legally,” mentioned Pushpendra Kumar, RWA president of AWHO Gurjinder Vihar, Greater Noida.