The cyber crime cell of the Chennai Police on Monday identified a man who was captured on video throwing a dog off the terrace of a tall residential building. He is a final year MBBS student from Madha medical college.
While the name of the person who shot the video is also being circulated, it can only be established after further investigation.
In the video, a man holds a small dog by the neck and back and balancing him on the edge of the roof – smiling at the camera the whole time.
The man then goes on to mercilessly drop the dog. The video ends with the sound of the dog crying in pain.
“When we saw the video, we were shocked. It was a barbaric act and the perpetrator and abettor must be punished by law,” animal welfare activist Antony Clement Rubin, who lodged the complaint along with other activists said.
According to reports, the video had surfaced two weeks ago when the video was uploaded. Soon, the man seen in the video, was identified by his classmates.
Sally Kannan, Outreach Consultant at Humane Society International, posted the video on her Facebook page, “offering a reward of 100,000 Rs to anyone who is willing to volunteer valid information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this evil.”
This is what she posted:
Look at what this filthy and miserable excuse of a human being does to the poor doggy who keeps wagging her tail until the last moment… She kept trusting the man even when his dirty mind was planning the worst for her.
Please share and help trace this @#$€£¥? . This is definitely in India and I am sure someone or the other can finally recognize the man in it. Any information regarding this video and the person in it will be rewarded monetarily.
The cyber crime cell in Chennai is currently investigating the case.
Humane Society International/India is offering a reward of 100,000 Rs to anyone who is willing to volunteer valid information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this evil.
See the video here:
Meanwhile, people on social media are sharing whatever information they are being able to gather about the incident.
Sickening video of man flinging dog from terrace goes viral. Chennai cyber-cell probing, NGO offers reward for info. pic.twitter.com/6wpEYISYmq
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 4, 2016
(With inputs from PTI)