According to a police inspector in Odisha’s Cuttack district, a 24-year-old sweetmeat vendor has poisoned the stray dogs’ food. Cuttack (Odisha) is a city in the state of Odisha.
According to police reports, a 24-year-old sweetmeat vendor in Odisha’s Cuttack district was arrested on Wednesday for reportedly poisoning at least 20 stray dogs to death in the last five days because he was irritated by their howling at night and the mess they used to make near his shop.
Dog carcasses discovered in different places
Locals discovered at least ten dog carcasses thrown in a neighbouring pit, bringing the event to light.
More bodies were discovered in the Sankarpur village marketplace in the Tangi-Choudwar block, about 13 kilometres north of Cuttack.
Man arrested under Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
According to a police officer, the accused admitted to giving the dogs poisoned food because he was upset by their nighttime howling and the mess they made.
He said the man was arrested under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and that the carcasses had been sent for forensic investigations, and that an investigation was ongoing.
Netizens both enraged and heartbroken
Netizens are expressing their anger over social media on a post by NDTV, and also leaving comments depicting their sadness over the incident.
One user says “oh god.. My heart is sinking”. While another says “cruelty at its peak”.
Other similar comments such as “Strict action to be taken”, and “heartless creatures” plagued the feedback section.