- Street dogs illegally culled in Kolkata housing complex
- NGOs working for animal rights informed and FIR filed
- At present only seven dogs could be traced
Ahousing society in south Kolkata has been accused of brutally culling more than sixteen dogs in complete violation of animal rights. Residents of Diamond City West have been accused of hiring men to kill stray dogs who had found shelter inside the compound. The incident took an ugly turn at Tuesday when animal lovers and residents at the complex got into a angry brawl injuring many. Denying the accusations, residents at the complex say the animals "posed a threat to kids and elderly people" residing there.
Nearly 20-25 stray dogs had made the complex their home for over an year. Some of the residents even fed them and took care of them. However, lately many had noticed that the animals had disappeared. Initially, no one suspected any foul play but later when they saw men armed with lathis and sacks chasing those mongrels, they became suspicious.