RAJKOT: In a case of extreme cruelty against animals, a 21-year-old trainee waiter of a resort strangulated a puppy and made the video clips of the barbaric act.
Khumkili Sangatam, a native of Nagaland, who works at a resort in Adipur town of Kutch, strangulated the pup he was raising as it soiled his room. He recorded the act on his mobile phone and sent them across to his friends in his home state, said police.
However, a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) saw the videos that had been widely circulated on social media platforms and brought it Gandhidham police’s notice. Sangatam was detained from the resort on Friday.
“Sangatam got so incensed after the pup soiled the room that he grabbed it by the scruff of its neck and strangled it till it died,” an official from Adipur police station said.
In the clips, Sangatam is heard narrating what spurred him to commit the brutality, said police.
Neha Chaturvedi of PETA conducted an independent inquiry after which she emailed her complaint to Kutch superintendent of police (SP) along with clips of the videos.
“The SP ordered Adipur sub-inspector N K Chaudhary to probe into the matter and Sangatam was arrested from the resort. Chaudhary became the complainant in the case and booked the accused under sections 429, 11 (1) (A), 11 (1) (I) of Indian Penal Code dealing with cruelty against animals,” said the official.
“At present, we have kept him under detention. We will formally arrest him once his Covid-19 test is done,” added the official.