Udaipur’s First Arrest in Animal Cruelty Case
Just days after the protest for Bheem (a brutally beaten street-dog, at Brahm Pole) Animal Aid received a call from the distraught Inder Kumar who had just witnessed one of his street-dogs being hit by stones so hard that one of his legs was fractured. As the dog howled in pain Inder Kumar saw to his horror that the dog’s hind leg had twisted backwards in the wrong direction.
Inder Kumar then did something very brave: He decided to file the animal cruelty case with the police.
Animal Aid quickly reached the site, brought the dog into the ambulance and headed with Inder Kumar to the Goverdhan Vilas police station to show police the dog and help Inder file the complaint as he had never filed any complaint before, let alone one regarding a street animal.
Station House Officer (S.H.O.) Nanda Ram Bhadu of the Goverdhan Vilas Police Station was immediately interested in pursuing the accused. Animal Aid commends Mr. Nanda Ram as well as officer Mahipal Singh for the seriousness and haste with which they acted. At 4:30 this afternoon the man accused of intentionally injuring the dog was arrested.
Animals and animal-lovers of Udaipur rejoice at the sound of police protection and safety from abusers.
We hope for hundreds of men and women like Inder Kumar in the future to stand up for the lives of animals and seek their justice.
The injured dog is now at the Animal Aid hospital where he is being treated, his leg has been put in a cast and he is resting. We expect his leg to heal within several weeks.