Abandoned dog helps police catch travellers breaking rules at Chennai station

The video shows the dog barking at passengers travelling on the footboards.

A dog that was abandoned at a Chennai railway station is now reportedly helping the police warn passengers who break the law, and a video of the canine in action was shared by the Ministry of Railways.

The dog, who responds to the name Chinnaponnu, was abandoned at the station nearly two years ago. However, she is now assisting Railway Protection Force officials at the Park Town MRTS station in Chennai.

The dog's story came to light when the Ministry of Railways shared a video of her patrolling the station with security officials.

Watch the video here:

The dog - who has been taught that crossing railway tracks or boarding or alighting from a moving train are illegal - now reportedly barks at commuters who break the law. The video shows the dog barking at passengers travelling on the footboard of a train.

Many reacted to the now-viral story and requested authorities to induct her into the RPF officially. Here are some of the reactions: