A non-cognisable complaint has been registered against a 22-year-old in Thane after he assaulted a stray dog and caught the act on camera.
In the ten-second Snapchat video, the accused, Abhimanyu Nimbalkar, a student of law student of Dr DY Patil College of Law, can be seen hitting the sleeping dog.
Nimbalkar confessed to the crime after being hauled up by the Rabodi police, Mid-Day reported. A non-cognisable offence was registered against him under Section 119 (cruelty to animals) of the Bombay Police Act. The Rabodi police will file a chargesheet soon and the accused will be produced in court.
Salim Charania, President of Pawa India told the daily that he reported the video to the police.
Salim Charania, President of Pawa India The video clearly shows animal cruelty. After getting necessary details about the accused, we decided to take action and approached the Rabodi police.
Not a First-Time Offender
Charania also told the daily that the youth was not a first-time offender. He said he had found instances of animal cruelty on Nimbalkar’s social media accounts.
“We were looking through his Facebook profile and found that in 2011 too he had slit the throat of a pigeon and posted the photos of its decapitated body... We have also been getting more details about his history with animal cruelty. We will see to it that he is punished and thinks twice before assaulting any animal in the future,” Charania said.