Chennai, July 7: In a fresh development in the case where two men threw a dog off a terrace, the accused were identified as medical students who were later suspended from their college on Wednesday, July 6.
They were arrested and released on bail on Wednesday, July 6. Moreover, the men accused were charged with offences punishable with fine of Rs 10 and Rs 50 instead of jail term.
The men who threw the dog from the fifth floor terrace of a building and shot a video of the act were identified as Gowtham Sudarshan and Ashish Paul.
The video spread like wild fire, drawing attention of several animal welfare activists and animal lovers from across the country. Chennai Police launched a manhunt to identify and nab the perpetrators.
Shravan Krishnan, animal rights activist said: "The Prevention of Cruelty Act is pretty outdated, it is a 1960 law and we want a change in that because they can just get away with a fine of Rs 50." [Humanity at its worst: Man throws a dog from terrace in Chennai]
Reportedly, the dog suffered fractures on its front and hind legs. It was found alive by an animal welfare activist and was taken to a veterinary hospital. The dog is now said to be out of danger and doctors are said to be tending to the dog.