A Facebook user uploaded a disturbing video of a dog being thrown off a window by a unidentified man. Animal abuse is on a rise. Why have we humans become so cruel?
Hours after the police asked the Chennai medical students, who flung a dog off a roof, to surrender themselves the criminals were arrested. However soon after, news broke that they have already obtained bail.
The men were contacted via their parents in their home towns of Tirunelvelli and Kanyakumari, after they were identified through Facebook.
The man was recognised as Gautam S, a final year MBBS student from Madha Medical College. The video is reportedly 2 weeks old, and Gautam allegedly threatened fellow students not to reveal his identity.
“The video was posted on Facebook by Chennai-based Sreelesh B, who wanted to know if anyone could identify the culprit and what punishment can be given to the perpetrator,” said N G Jayasimha, managing director of Humane Society International (HSI), India. “When we contacted him, Sreelesh said he had got the video clip on WhatsApp; we don’t yet know who the person is or where the crime was committed.” HSI has announced a reward of 1 lakh for information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
The pup was found alive, and is being treated. One of the animal rights activists involved with driving the social media attention and police action on the issue, posted a picture late on Tuesday night, saying the pup was unable to walk properly and that she was receiving medical attention.