CHENNAI: Ashish Paul, the man who is alleged to have been holding the camera in the now infamous video of a dog flung off a terrace has reportedly said he is innocent.
However an eye witness that prefers to remain anonymous confirms just the opposite. "One of the juniors of the person who you see in the video Gautham Sudarshan and Ashish Paul who shot it, told our team that he had been waiting for downstairs in front of the building, on this particular day after the two disappeared to the terrace and was wondering why they were taking so long," said activist Antony Rubin. He continues, "Then he said, he heard a terrified yelp and thud after the dog had been flung off the building."
The students of Madha Medical College in Kundrathur had apparently been hanging out after college when this happened. And the building you see in the video is the apartment complex where both Gautham Sudarshan and Ashish Paul live. Upon investigations on Monday night
and finding that the two had absconded, both were booked under sections 428, 429 (Mischief by maiming or killing an animal) and the Prevention of Cruelty Act, 1960.
Incidentally the video was created two weeks ago and first posted on a private 'Classroom WhatsApp Group' for kicks, and the junior who leaked it, seeking justice for the pup was bullied into silence before the video surfaced on the web.