Action on dog killing case in East Delhi

Location: Joshi Colony, Madhu Vihar, East Delhi
Date: 25 May, 2018
Nature of Issue: Group of people killed two dogs, injured two others
FIAPO’s action: FIAPO undertook the following actions:

  • Appealed to the officials of the district administration – the Commissioner, MC East Delhi, the DCP and the Commissioner of Police, Delhi – to revive the ABC drive immediately and take strict action against the perpetrators.
  • We are awaiting their response, post which we will be able to identify the main reason of this incident and be able to start the ABC-ARV drive in the area.

Response of the government:

  • An FIR has been filed under IPC and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
  • The DCP of East Delhi has constituted a team to nab the accused and an investigation has been started.

Response of the community:

  • Mr. Saurabh Gupta took up the case and complained to the police about the incident.
  • The injured dogs are presently under treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Veterinary Hospital.

A Brief Insight into the Case

Three viral videos emerged in the last week of May, where a group of people are seen beating two stray dogs to death and severely injuring two others- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/viral-clips-capture-killing-of-stray-dogs/articleshow/64391440.cms. The injured canines are being treated in Sanjay Gandhi Veterinary Hospital. According to the DCP of East Delhi, Pankaj Kumar Singh, a case has been filed under IPC and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Such cases of dog-killings and injury have been increasingly reported across the country. People are generally seen getting agitated and often becoming violent against the high number of street dogs in their area.

However, with proper and systematic ABC programme, such incidents of animal cruelty can be reduced and a more balanced human-animal relationship can be maintained.

FIAPO, has tried contacting the district administration of East Delhi who were unavailable for giving any information. We have sent them letters asking them to revive the ABC programme, which time-and-again has been seen as the only effective way to control stray dog population and reduce human-dog conflict.

Read the letter sent out to MC Commissioner, East Delhi here.
Read the letter sent out to DCP, East Delhi here.
Read the letter sent out to Commissioner of Police, Delhi here.