BENGALURU: A property row turned ugly after a landlord allegedly unleashed his pet Doberman on an employee of a travel agency on the office premises in Dasanapura, near Madanayakanahalli on Saturday.
The injured Shivaji Singh, 52, is recovering in a private hospital after the dog ripped the skin off his right hand.
Meanwhile, the Madanayakanahalli police arrested the 26-year-old accused Rangachari, a resident of Chikkabidarakallu, on charges of negligent conduct with respect to an animal (section 289 of the Indian Penal Code), trespassing and for voluntarily hurting another person.A senior police officer said the incident took place at 6 pm when Rangachari had come to the travel agency — belonging to one Goutham Chand Jain — and demanded money from him.
Jain has taken on rent a building belonging to Rangachari’s grandfather and had been paying rent to Rangachari’s siblings.The duo were quarrelling over the rent when Jain’s employee Singh intervened. It was then Rangachari unleashed his Doberman on Singh.
The dog repeatedly gnawed at Singh’s hands and ripped off his skin. As a stricken Singh raised an alarm, the neighbours rushed to the spot and rushed him to a private hospital.“Sensing trouble, Rangachari fled the scene along with his dog, but the police traced his movements and nabbed him for interrogation,” the police officer added.