Mumbai: In yet another incident of shocking animal brutality, a dog’s penis was chopped off by an unidentified man on the night of Dec 25 in Maharashtra capital Mumbai. The incident took place in Kapaswadi area of Andheri (east). The dog’s sexual organ was cut off possibly at the time of mating.
The canine was rushed to Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Parel. The veterinary doctor conducted an emergency operation to save the animal.
Meanwhile, a complaint has been filed at DN Nagar police station by the deputy commissioner of animal husbandry department Dr Shailesh Pethe. The complaint has been filed under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, according to a report in Times of India.
“We rushed to the site of animal brutality in Kapaswadi soon after we came to know of the incident. The dog was shifted to BSPCA where its condition is critical,” the report quoted local animal feeder Aban Mistry.
Mitesh Jain, an official of Animal Welfare Board of India, has asked police to look for CCTV footage in Andheri area to trace the culprit. Jain said it was a horrific animal brutality
Meanwhile, animals rights activists have written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requesting him to order a probe into this incident. Activists have also demanded an amendment to PCA Act 1960 to ensure strict punishment in cases of animal brutality. Anyone found guilty of animal cruelty could walk off by paying a fine of just Rs 50.