Kicked Out of Job, Love Failure and Depression Turns Nakul a Serial Dog Killer

The accused was sacked from his job, had a failed love affair and his own pet dog died recently.

Published: 17th April 2016 02:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2016 08:28 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: A 28-year-old graduate of the National Institute of Technology, Delhi, was arrested from Lucknow on  Saturday, after he was caught on camera brutally stabbing  three dogs and killing a puppy at a metro station here almost a month ago. The dog killer video that surfaced on social media  platforms had earlier sparked national outrage.

Police said the accused, identified as Nakul Mishra, has  been on medication for prolonged depression. He was  sacked from his job, had a failed love affair and his own pet dog died recently.

Mishra’s identity was ascertained after local police  conducted a door-to-door search in all localities under the  jurisdiction of Hauz Khas sub-division of Delhi Police and  scanned through thousands of tenant verification forms, the  official said.

MAN.JPGOn March 15, locals in South Delhi’s Green Park area found three injured dogs and a dead puppy near the metro station and called police.

After the police zeroed in on Mishra, it emerged that he had left his rented room in south Delhi’s Yusuf Sarai area and  shifted to his maternal aunt’s residence in east Delhi’s  Mayur Vihar. He stayed there for three days and then left for his home in Lucknow.

“The Humane Society International (HSI) India had announced a reward for information leading to the identification of the perpetrator. The organisation had received a call and worked with Delhi Police to track down the accused in Lucknow. The HSI India has demanded a  jail term and psychiatric intervention for the alleged dog killer,” the animal rights NGO said in a statement. “We hope that there will be a speedy trial and he will be  convicted soon,” said N G Jayasimha, MD, HSI India.

Meanwhile, the House Committee of the Rajya Sabha has put out an advertisement in newspapers inviting people’s suggestions on “management of monkeys and dogs in MPs’ residential area of Delhi.”

‘His Manner Akin to that of an ultra’

According to Prof Pratap Sharan of the AIIMS psychiatry department, the dog killer’s behaviour was akin to that of a terrorist. “This is not a behaviour related to a normal disorder like clinical depression, rather it is akin to the behaviour of a terrorist. This man, after losing his pet, saw killing of other animals as his manner of revenge.”

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