Five arrested after movies of animal brutality emerge in Kutch, Banaskantha


Five individuals have been arrested in Kutch and Banaskantha districts for animal brutality after movies of them assaulting a stray canine and torturing a bull emerged on social media, police stated.

The first incident, police stated, was reported from Anjar space of Kutch’s Gandhidham the place two males, Sanjay Brijaniya and Manish Brijaniya, have been arrested after a CCTV digital camera footage of them purportedly assaulting a stray canine with sticks at a residential society in Varshamedi village emerged, police added.

The video of the alleged assault was submitted to the police by animal rights activist, Manish Devnani. “On Saturday, I received a video on my phone from another worker of my NGO, who informed me that a stray dog has been assaulted in a society in Varshamedi village. Upon reaching the spot, I was told by the society residents that the dog had been living in their society and had not troubled any resident and yet the two accused had assaulted the animal without any provocation, as seen in the video. The dog had received grievous injuries on its mouth and legs and had to be taken to an animal hospital for treatment,” stated Devnani advised The Indian Express Sunday.

Taking cognizance, the police arrested the 2 accused below IPC part 429 for maiming an animal and sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act at Anjar police station in Kutch.

In one other incident, three individuals have been arrested for allegedly torturing a bull and capturing a video in Banaskantha’s Amirgadh Saturday.

According to police, the purported video of the three males assaulting and torturing the animal by tying it to a tree had emerged on social media just lately. Police have recognized the accused as Jiva Rabari, Deepabhai, and Revabhai of Kapasia village in Amirgadh and booked them below IPC part 429 and sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

“After the video emerged on social media, a team visited the village and found that a bull had entered the farmlands of the three men. Infuriated, the trio tied the bull to a tree and assaulted it to the extent that it started bleeding. The stray bull was not found in the village at the time of the probe,” a police officer at Amirgadh police station stated.