- Video shows boys burning 3 puppies
- Another video showed a man shooting a dog with a rifle
- A case has been filed by animal activists in Hyderabad
One of the videos has been filmed by boys who set three puppies on fire after tying them together and covering them with hay, dry grass and twigs. The puppies are heard squealing in terror.
One of the pups is seen trying to wriggle out of the burning pile. The boy filming the video is heard egging his friends on.
A case has been filed by animal activists Shreya Paropkari and Jayasimha Nuggehalli.
"We received a complaint yesterday on this incident and went to the police," Shreya told NDTV.
In their complaint, Shreya said that the boys "gathered flammable material and burnt the puppies alive and killed them. One of the perpetrators recorded the entire incident and is heard instructing and instigating the other culprits to set fire."
Police said they have registered a case. "We have started investigating. It is a very sad incident. We will definitely ensure the culprits are punished for such a horrendous act," Ravi Kumar Reddy, a police officer, said.
"We must conduct a psychiatric test on these juveniles to understand their backgrounds, as more often than not, most juveniles who abuse animals, later tend to abuse humans," said Jayasimha Nuggehalli, the Country Director of Humane Society International.
In the second video, said to have been taken at the Nampally area, a man is seen taking aim at a dog and shooting it dead.
Two weeks ago, two medical students in Chennai were arrested for throwing a dog off a building's roof and filming her plunging to the ground. The students were granted bail almost immediately as activists urged for stricter laws to punish crimes against animals.
The dog they tortured survived her fall with a fracture to her hind leg and is being cared for now by an animal shelter.