A Dwarka resident severed two legs of a puppy with a hacksaw after the stray gave him a minor scratch following which police has initiated action against the accused under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, reports PTI.
Last week the two-month-old canine entered Pramod’s house and the latter offered him food. In its eagerness or love, the puppy scratched the accused’s leg with a paw. Pramod got angry and brought a blade to chop off the legs of the puppy, said a senior police officer.
“Punitive proceeding u/s 11 of PCA act has been initiated against the offender at PS Palam (sic),” tweeted DCP (Southwest) Surender Kumar.
The puppy has been sent to a foster home and is up for adoption. Activists say since punishment against animal cruelty is not severe; such sadistic acts often go unchecked. Pramod could potentially get away by paying a fifty-rupee fine, thanks to a decades-old law.
According to Delhi Police data, as many as 105 cases had been registered till mid-November under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.