By D N Singh
An ever-lowering concern of human being at the animals get unfailingly manifested every day, every week and anywhere.
Some people take to very brutal and atrocious ways of taking revenge on animals for some acts of animals more often than not.
The most recent being in Barabanki where a man simply shot dead his neighbor’s pet dog and for what? Because it entered his house and leaked the pot full with cooked mutton curry.
Bad that was but an animal is an animal who does not possess the wisdom of that kind. And the accused was not an ordinary individual but a lawyer by profession who was overpowered by anger and lack of thoughts.
He has been booked under IPC’s sections 307 (attempt to murder), 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 504 (intentional insult).
According to reports, Arvind Verma, who lives in the Vijay Nagar locality, had just finished cooking a pot of his favourite mutton dish after which he went for a bath.
The accused said his neighbour’s pet dog sneaked into his house through the main gate and ate all the meat and returned to its owner.
When he saw what the dog had done, an enraged Verma took his licensed gun and shot the dog dead which was then outside his house.
The complainant, Kalpana Chaturvedi, a 30-year-old government schoolteacher, told police that Arvind used to object to her walking the dog every day and had even earlier threatened to kill it. She said that even on the day of the incident, she had gone out with the dog, when Arvind fired from his licensed gun with the intention of killing. The bullet hit the dog, killing the pet on the spot.
Not that alone but a few months back a man in UP just hacked and beheaded a dog while in sleep on a gully for a trivial reason that the dog was barking at the man whenever he passed through that route.
In another incident sometime back six puppies were simply run over to death by a man who was reversing his car knowing well that there were puppies behind, said the police report.
We kill thousands and thousands of them every month and every year never ever indulging into a thing called empathy and symbiosis.
It is a cognizable offence under Section 428 and Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 428 of the IPC deals with the punishment for committing mischief by killing,
About the Author: DN Singh is a Bhubaneswar-based senior journalist.
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