Kaluk Police Station arrests one for killing pet dog of a neighbour

Gangtok, August 26: On August 19th, Madhan Rai, a resident of Rinchenpong, West Sikkim’s 3-year-old pet dog was reportedly shot and killed by a suspected neighbour. Following this, am FIR was lodged against the suspected perpetrator under section IPC 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, or any animal of value) and Section 11 of […] The post Kaluk Police Station arrests one for killing pet dog of a neighbour appeared first on The Sikkim Chronicle - Sikkim News.

Kaluk Police Station arrests one for killing pet dog of a neighbour

Gangtok, August 26: On August 19th, Madhan Rai, a resident of Rinchenpong, West Sikkim’s 3-year-old pet dog was reportedly shot and killed by a suspected neighbour. Following this, am FIR was lodged against the suspected perpetrator under section IPC 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, or any animal of value) and Section 11 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTA, 1960), at Kaluk Police Station.

The owner had strong suspicions that the dog had been killed by his neighbour, Bhim Bahadur Rai a 27-year-old and a resident of Upper Rinchenpong, West Sikkim by a ‘khaduwa bandook’ or Barrel Pipe which is a homemade gun. Kaluk Police Station, West Sikkim arrested Bhim Bahadur Rai for the killing of the pet dog

The Kaluk Police Station interrogated the brother-in-law of the perpetrator on possible suspicion, who finally revealed that the crime was committed by Bhim Bahadur Rai. Following which, Bhim Bahadur was rounded up by the police team of Kaluk Police Station on August 24, after which a four-hour interrogation was conducted during which he voluntarily divulged the facts about the crime committed by him and the place of occurrence as well as the place where the weapon (Barrel Pipe) was hidden.

After he gave his statement, he has now been booked and has been placed in custody, under section 429 of IPC 1860 r/w Sec. 11 of POCTA Act, 1960 and Sec.25(a) of Arms Act 1959 which dictates – “bring into, or takes out of, India, any arms or ammunition of any class or description in contravention of section 11, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine.”

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