A shocking incident has emerged from the Aarti Society in the Ghatlodia area of Ahmedabad. A few days ago, some residents of the society were reported to have severely beaten a dog, inflicting serious injuries to its jaw, teeth, and tongue. The Ghatlodia police have since registered a case against these residents.
Deepaben Joshi, a resident of Paldi and the head of the Namaste Foundation, received a distress call on the night of December 25. The caller reported that some people in the Aarti Society were violently attacking a dog with sticks, hockey sticks, and pipes, with the intent to kill it. Joshi immediately responded, arriving at the scene with her organization’s ambulance and workers.
Upon arrival, they found a dog writhing near a car, blood continuously flowing from its mouth. The dog was immediately transported to the Jivdaya Charitable Trust in Panjrapole for treatment.
Acting on Deepaben Joshi’s complaint, the Ghatlodia police have registered a case under the Animal Cruelty Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC), initiating legal action against the perpetrators. The police have launched an investigation based on viral footage to identify the attackers. The crime of attacking a dog carries a provision of at least three years’ imprisonment.
In this particular incident, the dog’s tongue was also injured, which could potentially prevent it from eating for several days. The case continues to develop as the police work to bring the attackers to justice.