Saturday, 16 April 2016

Suspect in Delhi's serial dog killing arrested in Lucknow

MUMBAI: The Green Park Metro serial dog killer suspect has now been arrested and has been sent to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi for a medical examination. This arrest comes after Humane Society International/India (HSI/Inda) and Fauna Police, on March 19, had announced a reward for information leading to identification of the perpetrator. The organizations had then received a call and worked with the Delhi Police to track down the accused in Lucknow. The suspect is now under custody and HSI/India has demanded jail time and psychiatric intervention for the alleged dog killer.

On March 15, 2016, the CCTV camera of a store located opposite the Green Park Metro captured a horrific act of cruelty. A man was luring puppies and dogs with bits of food only to grab them to stab and hack them. The video showed the young unidentified male luring and then stabbing a puppy multiple times before ripping the dog into two. Dogs who approached the man were also stabbed and grievously injured. A similar incident is reported to have occurred in the Gautham Nagar neighborhood of New Delhi where dogs were seen with stab wounds. Fauna Police volunteers suspect that it is the same person.

N G Jayasimha, managing director of HSI/India says; "The CCTV footage of the brutal stabbing of the puppies had shocked the nation. We have been working with Fauna Police to ensure the suspect is caught. We thank the Delhi Police for taking up the matter with such seriousness and making such headway in the case. We are delighted that the suspect has been arrested. We hope that there will be a speedy trial and he will be convicted soon"

The arrest of the Green Park Metro serial dog killer suspect comes only two days after the successful arrest of alleged dog rapist in Kerala. In the recent past, HSI/India has come across many animal abuse/cruelty issues through videos, posts and articles on Facebook, Twitter and print media. HSI/India offers rewards in animal cruelty cases across the country with an aim to hold animal abusers accountable for their crimes and thus establish deterrence to prevent future cases of animal cruelty.

Anyone with questions about this case is requested to call the Abhinav Srihan of Fauna Police at +91 9212111116.

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