Three veterinary doctors and the proprietress of a firm which partners in conducting animal birth control drives have been booked have after a pet dog they operated on died a week later in KR Puram, Bengaluru.
Acting on a complaint lodged by Ravi Narayan, a representative of Action for Animal Justice, an NGO, Kadugodi police registered a criminal case against Aruna Reddy and doctors Darshan, Mahalingeshwar and Muniraju, all attached to Sushma Enterprises, KR Puram.
Police said the four persons has been booked under the provisions of Section 11 of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and IPC sections 428 and 429 (both pertaining to killing or maiming of animals).
Susane, owned by retired IAF employee Sushiraj, was taken to Sushma Enterprises on February 20, 2018 for birth control surgery. The dog returned on February 22 but stopped eating food later. The pet parent thought it was avoiding food due to pain and but soon it began vomiting and died on February 27. A postmortem was conducted at KR Puram veterinary hospital.
“The doctors failed to conduct the operation properly and the dog died due to their negligence,” Narayan said in his complaint, filed on the behalf of Sushiraj.