UP Man arrested for torturing a dog after video went viral and threw a dog to the ground

Animal activist Vikendra Sharma tagged the video on Twitter and demanded legal action from the Chief Superintendent of Budaun Police (Representative image: Suman Bhaumik/Shutterstock)

The man in the video is seen picking up a dog by its tail and throwing it to the ground

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  • Last update:May 29, 2022, 3:05 p.m. HST
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A man has been arrested here on animal cruelty charges after he was seen torturing a dog in a video shared on social media, police said on Sunday. The incident happened in the Sahaswan police station area about a month ago, they said.

Police say a video of a man torturing a dog surfaced on social media two days ago. The man in the video is seen lifting a dog by its tail and throwing it to the ground. Animal activist Vikendra Sharma tagged the video on Twitter and demanded legal action from the Chief Superintendent of Budaun Police.

Taking note of the case, police booked a man named Junaid on Saturday night under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The accused, Junaid, is currently in Delhi, and efforts are being made to arrest him.

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