Residents of an apartment complex in Gurgaon came out in large numbers in protest against a family for feeding stray dogs. The residents said the dogs have bitten children and are a menace at the apartment complex.
Visuals of the incident show scores of residents picketing outside the family's house and shouting slogans. A group of policemen has arrived. The protest took place at Sector 83's G-21 apartment complex.
Residents of a society in Gurugram protesting against a family for feeding street dogs inside the society. They allege that dog bite incidents has increased in the society. Cops trying to control the situation. @ndtvpic.twitter.com/1gx35PGI2T— Mohammad Ghazali (@ghazalimohammad) March 1, 2021
According to reports, the family that has been feeding the strays has been held hostage by the protesters, who are not allowing them to come out of their car.
The residents alleged the strays have bitten children several times and so they decided to protest.
"We have received complaints from the couple who faced the protest as well as the members of Resident Welfare Association. We have registered a case under section 506 of IPC (criminal intimidation) against the couple based on the complaint by the representative of RWA. We are also investigating the complaint by the couple," Preet Pal Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon, said.
It is common to see pet-lovers across cities and villages feed stray dogs and other animals, especially during peak summer and extreme cold seasons. People even make strays wear woollens in winter to protect them from the cold.