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Taxi driver arrested for running over stray dog


KOLKATA: An errant taxi driver, who has half a dozen case of rash and negligent using pending in opposition to him, was arrested for allegedly running over a stray canine inside the campus of National University of Juridical Sciences off EM Bypass in Salt Lake on Friday night time.
Police stated the motive force Souvik Roy (42) is a ordinary wrongdoer and didn't decelerate even after the stray canine had come underneath the front wheel of his yellow cab while he was leaving the campus in a hurry after dropping one of the scholars on the hostel inside the premises. Roy was on the other hand chased and stopped via a bunch of students and safety guards and was later passed over to the officers of Bidhannagar South Police station, who detained the motive force and later arrested him.

The incident comes exactly two months since 16 pups had been brutally overwhelmed to inside the NRS Medical College and Hospital premises on January this yr. Based on a cellular video shot via a dental student from their hostel window adjacent to the premises, cops arrested two nursing scholars two days after the incident and the well being department later suspended both of them for 60 days.


On Friday, police had been on the other hand quick to e book Roy underneath IPC sections 279 (rash and negligent using) and 429 (killing or maiming animals). If proved guilty, Roy can face a maximum imprisonment of five years. However, since each the sections had been bailable, Roy was granted bail from a Bidhannagar Court on Saturday.


“There is speed limitation inside the NUJS campus and moreover, the lanes are so slender and full of curves that you should not to speed inside the campus. But witnesses have stated the motive force was dashing out of the premises when the coincidence took place. That itself is an act of reckless using,” stated a senior officer of Bidhannagar Commissionerate.


According to witnesses, the stray canine, slightly a yr previous, was mendacity on an aspect of the street when the motive force ran the auto over him around 7.30pm. “The canine yelped in pain when the front wheel went over her frame, but the man didn't forestall the auto. The canine had struggled to stand up on his feet and moved a few metres ahead of it collapsed at the road and was immobile,” an officer of Bidhannagar south police station quoted one of the witnesses. One of the students, Amrit Singh, lodged a written grievance, following which the man was arrested.


Animal rights activists stated, while cruelty in opposition to animals is emerging at an alarming fee within the city, the offenders seldom get arrested as police forget about the court cases. “I take into account a couple of and half years in the past, one driver was arrested in Jadavpur for running over a canine. But then on, now we have lodged loads of court cases of dogs being run over without any primary reaction from the cops. However, Friday’s incident is a welcome change. We thank Bidhannagar police and would also hope that this transfer via the police pressure encourage different officers to take care of instances in opposition to animal cruelty with an identical significance,” stated Prantik Chatterjee, an animal rights activist.


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