Medicos held for hurling dog off terrace, get bail

Medicos held for hurling dog off terrace, get bail

Canine recovering

Medicos held for hurling dog off terrace, get bail

A medical student, who hurled a dog from a terrace, and his friend, who filmed the incident, were on Wednesday arrested after the shocking video went viral, drawing outrage.

The duo was soon released on bail, while the dog is now undergoing treatment and
recovering.

“We arrested Gowtham Sudarshan and Ashish Pal on Wednesday and they were produced before Sriperumbudur Judicial Magistrate court,” Kundrathur Police Inspector Ruban said.

“The duo was granted bail by the court,” he said.
The dog was taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment and is doing well, the police said.

Sudarshan, a final year MBBS student of a private medical college, flung the
dog from the terrace of a building here and the act was video recorded by his friend.
After the video went viral, animal welfare activists, including Antony Clement Rubin and Jennifer Jacob, lodged a complaint with police which registered an FIR and launch-ed a search for them.

The duo was booked for cruel treatment meted out to an animal under IPC sections 428 and 429 and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (Sec 11 (1-a). Subsequently, they were arrested on Wednesday.

Rubin said the dog survived and was taken to a veterinary hospital. “It has suffered fractures in its front and rear legs. It is being treated.”

“It is nothing short of a miracle that the dog survived,” he added.

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