Agra: Dog buried alive while laying road; social-activists, dog-lovers angry
Social activists and dog lovers vented their anger on social media over the insensitivity of construction workers after a video purportedly showed they buried a dog alive under bitumen while laying a road in Uttar Pradesh's Agra.
The barrage of angry comments prompted Agra's Sadar police department to register an FIR against unknown persons.
The SHO said they were trying to identify the accused.
Dog buried alive in Agra; social media angry
Burning coal-tar poured over dog, road roller crushed it: Activist
According to social activist Naresh Paras, a fresh layer of coal-tar was being laid on the road from Phool Sayyed crossing towards the Circuit House and the Taj Mahal.
A dog was sleeping on one side of the road. Instead of chasing or removing it physically, burning coal-tar was poured over it.
Later, a road roller crushed the animal. The body has now disappeared.
Social media angry
Angry comments on dog's half-buried photograph on social media
The photographs of the half-buried dog were shared on Facebook earlier today. A number of people reacted angrily and sought action.
Anand Rai, a social activist, said, "Height of cruelty."
Saloni Rana lamented, "What else these insensitive people can do. Should be criticized and punished... where's the world going!!"
Senior journalist Sunayan Chaturvedi said, "(It was) An act that shames humanity."
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Case filed under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
The activist said a case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1960) was filed with the police.
Angry residents of the area demonstrated outside the Sadar police station in Agra to demand action against the "dog killers".
The construction project's contractor in-charge said an inquiry was underway and those found guilty would be shunted out as punishment.