A man has been booked in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly beating to death a puppy, police said Tuesday.
The incident happened in a housing complex in Bhayander township's Shanti Nagar area on July 3, a Thane police official said.
"People of the residential complex were alerted by a caller on July 3 that a man was beating a puppy. They found the puppy dead later. A message soon appeared on social media with a warning that animals would be dealt this way if they entered the complex," he said.
"A person who identified one of the two persons in the social media message filed a complaint with police. Based on it, we have taken a case under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and IPC," said Senior Inspector Kailash Brave. He said no arrests have been made so far in the case.