Hyderabad minor detained for killing dog to practise shooting

Police say he first shot the dog in the legs and then twice more as it tried to escape

Published: 23rd July 2016 06:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2016 09:58 PM   |  A+A-


Police visiting spot where dog was killed by shooting by a minor in Chengomul PS limits. (EPS)

  • Minor accused of killing dog with air gun
  • Police say he has confessed
  • As per police version, he said he was only practising shooting
  • He faces charges under Arms Act and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

HYDERABAD:  The Telangana police have detained a minor for allegedly shooting a dog dead with his air gun ata farmhouse on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

The incident, recorded on video, went viral on Facebook and created a sensation, as it coincided with another incident of cruelty in which eight boys threw puppies into a bonfire.

The shooting happened at a farmhouse in Manneguda in Ranga Reddy district near Hyderabad. Ranga Reddy district superintendent of police B Naveen Kumar told that cases have been registered against ht boy. He cannot be identified as he is a minor.

The video showed a person clad in a blue shirt and red trousers shooting a dog with his air gun. He was recorded doing so by a friend. One person who noticed the video lodged a complaint with the Nampally police in Hyderabad.

Following an uproar over the two incidents of cruelty, a police team today tracked down the spot to a farmhouse on the outskirts of Hyderabad and collected forensic samples from the scene.

The minor faces charges under the Arms Act and Section 11 (1) (a) read with Section 34 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. He will be produce before the Juvenile Justice Board.

The minor who faces charges for allegedly shooting a dog with an air gun at a farmhouse near Hyderabad is claimed to have confessed to the deed under police questioning.

The boy, who cannot be identified, is said to have explained that he found the dog moving about in the farmhouse and so he decided to practice shooting with his air gun.

Police sources said the boy intended to shoot the animal in the leg. He did so and it tried squeeze under a parked vehicle and so he shot it twice more.


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