Chennai, Oct 12: Just a year after a video of a dog being thrown off a terrace trigged shock in Chennai, another video of dog catchers holding the nooses around a dog, clearly suffocating, has gone viral on the social media.
The video has triggered a huge outcry in the city against the two men after a Facebook user posted a video of two dog catchers dragging a dog by a rope around its neck, which will make you cringe with disgust. The dog later collapsed and died.
In the video, two men could be seen dragging a black dog down the stairs to their van. A rope was tied tight around its neck. The men holding the ropes show no mercy even as the dog thrashes around in suffocation.
The dog collapses before the men reach their van. The video was shot on Vellore Institute of Technology campus. The locals have said that the two men worked in the Tambaram municipality in Chennai as part of the dog catching squad.
Dawn William from the Blue Cross filed a police complaint against the campus and the municipality. He, in the complaint, asked what were the men doing in the campus even though it doesn’t come in the municipality’s jurisdiction.
“What made them come there we don’t know…We understand they caught eleven dogs this way. They are not saying where they buried the dog,” he said, reported NDTV.
The Kancheepuram police said that they are investigating the matter.
Last year, two medical students threw a dog from a terrace while filming the whole incident. The dog was later rescued by an animal activist.