Kolkata: Mutilated bodies of 16 puppies were found late on Sunday afternoon in garbage bags at a government-run medical college and hospital in Kolkata, in front of a deserted spot where waste from their gynaecological department is dumped.
A local woman who saw a badly injured dog struggling out of one of those plastic bags that had been dumped at a garbage vat inside NRS Medical College and Hospital raised an alarm, reported NDTV. An animal rights activist, who lived nearby soon came to the spot and retrieved the bodies of puppies from the bags.
The hospital authorities called the police and registered an FIR. The bodies have been sent for postmortem at the veterinary college.
“We have to find out whether the incident took place inside the hospital compound. If the involvement of anyone of the hospital is proved, he/she will be given severe punishment,” Daipayan Biswas, deputy superintendent of NRS Hospital, deputy superintendent of the probe team was quoted as saying by HT.
A video showing two women clobbering 16 puppies to death allegedly within the premises of the hospital has triggered shock and outrage across the country, among animal rights activists and on social media.
The viral video of the women beating the puppies to death appeared to have been taken by residents of a dental college hostel adjacent to the NRS Hospital. The police are examining the CCTV footage to identify the women involved.
Deputy mayor of Kolkata, Atin Ghosh assured the media that the culprits won’t go unpunished.