Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], October 12 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Police on Thursday filed a complaint against Vellore Institute of Tech (VIT) and civic authorities after a video of a dog being strangled and dragged by two men went viral.

The heart-wrenching incident took place earlier today.

The Facebook post shows a black dog being dragged down a flight of stairs, two wire nooses wound tight around its neck. While, the men holding the nooses show no mercy even though the dog, clearly suffocating, thrashes around. Long before they reach a parked van, the dog collapses.

Blue Cross member Dawn William has also filed a police complaint against VIT and the municipality.

The police said they are investigating the matter.

Locals say, the men work for the Tambaram municipality in Chennai and were part of a dog-catching squad. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.