Some 25 students and staff suspected of being from the Don Bosco Technical Institute in south-east Delhi reportedly banded together against a pregnant mutt and clubbed her to death after torturing her, officials said on Saturday.
After video of the gruesome murder that took place in a park surfaced on social media, New Friends Colony Police registered an FIR in the case.
According to the complaint, two brothers from the institute were also present at the behest of the senior staff.
Few boys from Don Bosco technical institute, New Delhi, gathered to kill a pregnant dog.
these idiots beat her with sticks, dragged her into the field after she died.
The boys can clearly be heard in the videos asking to “kill her”.
A lot of people have been growling lately that dogs… pic.twitter.com/ik5zJFLyFJ
— incogni✨ (@pi_inonion) November 19, 2022
The disturbing video shows an all-male gang of students cornering the frightened dog in a tin shed on the institute’s campus, which is entered by a student holding a rod, and the remaining students urging him on from the outside , they said.
The 15-minute video of horrifying footage of the animal being tortured and killed went viral on Saturday with activists and dog lovers cracking down on the accused, believed to be students at the Okhla Institute.
One of the spectators was later seen dragging the dog through what was allegedly the university grounds.
The heinous act surfaced within days of another video from Ghaziabad showing three people killing a dog by hanging it in a grotesque manner. The suspects of this incident were put in a case after a complaint by the police.
“It is appalling to see such brutality from young students who can be seen laughing as they beat an expectant mother to death,” said Ambika Shukla, Trustee, PFA.
Scientific studies have shown that cruelty to animals is dangerous because it escalates into violence against women and children, she said.
“Over time, the high of assaulting a defenseless animal wears off and to impose their power, such abusers then prey on women and children,” she said.
Shukla said there are enough studies that show an overlap between animal cruelty and domestic violence and child abuse.
“Today’s animal abusers are tomorrow’s serial killers. That is why it is so important that society pays serious attention to any form of animal abuse.
“These guys should be expelled from the university and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The institution should be severely punished as not only its students but also its staff are involved,” she said.
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