A stray dog in Mumbai was mercilessly beaten up by security guards of a residential complex after it took shelter during the heavy rains. The dog is now in coma. Bollywood actors Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor have slammed the heinous act.
A stray dog in Mumbai’s Worli was beaten up by security guards of a residential complex when it tried to take shelter during the heavy rains. The dog is now in coma and battling for life after receiving severe injuries on its head and abdomen.
After a video of the incident went viral on social media, the Bombay Animal Rights on July 27 lodged an FIR with the Worli police against the two accused.
The incident happened on July 24 when a resident of the second floor of Turf View building, instructed the watchman to beat up the dog in such a manner that no other animal dared to enter the premises of the building.
The watchmen, upon being instructed, hit the dog ruthlessly and left it to suffer in pain in the society’s compound.
Bollywood actor and animal lover Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram account to slam the barbaric act. She also shared pictures of the dog and sought justice.
She wrote, “The inhumanity of this act is just unbelievable. This is the time for our community to step up and find a way to help get justice to a soul that can’t stand up for himself. If there is any way one can reach out to help, this is the time.”
According to the report, the animal rights group that lodged the FIR also pointed at CCTV footage that showed the assault, however, the guards were let off by the police after finishing formalities within 20 minutes.
The activist demanded better animal rights laws. The stray dog is currently undergoing treatment at a local veterinary clinic.
Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor, too, condemned the incident and said, “Please help! An FIR has been registered with the Worli Police Station by Bombay Animal Rights on 27/7/19 as Nishank had stopped responding to all our calls All videos & evidence available & provided to the police We need help for this Pup from our animal welfare community.