Posted On 16/04/2013 By In Investigation & Analysis With 2538 Views

Dogs killed, strung and hung on NH24 at Ghaziabad, police finally takes the PFA complaint

This is an exclusive detailed look at the photographs of the incident reported by The Hindustan Times and The Daily Mail. Animal cruelty, especially on the ubiquitous Indian Dog, finds such low priority that hardly any mainstream media gives any in-depth coverage. Photo’s © Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times used with permission by The Voice of Stray Dogs. Captioning by Saurabh Trivedi, the Hindustan Times.

Ghaziabad, India - April 13:Two stray dogs were found hanging to a tree on Saturday at NH 24. Animal right activists alleged the role of locals to have mercilessly killed the canine , in Ghaziabad, India, on Saturday, April 13, 2013. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

Ghaziabad, India – April 13:Two stray dogs were found hanging to a tree on Saturday at NH 24. Animal right activists alleged the role of locals to have mercilessly killed the canine , in Ghaziabad, India, on Saturday, April 13, 2013. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

2 stray dogs were found hanging from a tree on Saturday on NH-24 on April 13, 2013 in Ghaziabad, in the National Capital Region. Activists say locals are involved in the case [1]

Civic authorities have also remained negligent about the issue as one of the carcasses has been hanging in the area for the past two days. “I’m not aware of the issue” was the response of Dr RK Yadav, health officer, Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam [2].

Ghaziabad, India - April 13:Two stray dogs were found hanging to a tree on Saturday at NH 24. Animal right activists alleged the role of locals to have mercilessly killed the canine , in Ghaziabad, India, on Saturday, April 13, 2013. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

Ghaziabad, India – April 13:Two stray dogs were found hanging to a tree on Saturday at NH 24. Animal right activists alleged the role of locals to have mercilessly killed the canine , in Ghaziabad, India, on Saturday, April 13, 2013. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

When the residents approached the local police complaining about the issue, the latter allegedly refused to register the complaint [1]. Ghaziabad SSP Nitin Tiwari, had said they had no information on the issue [2]. Finally a complaint by Mrs Sumedha Vinod Iyer and Mrs Sumathi K Iyer of PFA Ghaziabad was lodged on April 15, 2013 by the SSP.

Ghaziabad, India - April 13:Two stray dogs were found hanging to a tree on Saturday at NH 24. Animal right activists alleged the role of locals to have mercilessly killed the canine , in Ghaziabad, India, on Saturday, April 13, 2013. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

Ghaziabad, India – April 13:Two stray dogs were found hanging to a tree on Saturday at NH 24. Animal right activists alleged the role of locals to have mercilessly killed the canine , in Ghaziabad, India, on Saturday, April 13, 2013. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

Vikas Raina who reached the spot on April 15th confirms (as is shown in the photograph that this is unlikely the work of a single person given the height from where the bodies were hanged and the position of the trees vis-a-vis the road. The investigation is still on and no-one has been arrested so far.

[1] Saurabh Trivedi, the Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Dogs-found-hanging-on-tree-near-NH-24/Article1-1044063.aspx

[2]  Kritik Sharma, The Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2308677/Serial-canine-killer-Ghadziabad-likes-display-dead-animals-roadside-police-arent-bothered.html#ixzz2QaCSjwMW