The Ramamurthynagar police arrested two men for taking away a cocker spaniel dog and selling it. Police said Umesh, a software engineer, and his wife Sherly, residents of Horamavu had filed a case in August, stating their 20-month old pet Scoopy was missing.
The police said, initially, they were surprised to hear about such a case. However, moved by Sherly attachment with Scoopy, they registered a ‘theft’ case.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that two pit cleaners had a tiff with Sherly. They had visited the complainant’s house for cleaning twice.
But when they demanded more money for the work, Sherly had told them she would get the work done by others. However, the two demanded money as they had worked for two days, but Sherly had refused to pay.
Irked with this, the two had taken away Scoopy which was playing inside the compound, while Sherly was asleep,” the police said.
“Later, we managed to trace Govindappa and Venkatesh, who had taken away Scoopy and arrested them. They revealed that they had sold the dog for Rs 6,000. Finally, we handed over Scoopy to Umesh and Sherly. They had bought the dog for `16,000,” the police added.