Lucky, the dog, was stabbed to death by an attacker, when he intervened to save his owner Sumiti Devendra (26) from getting hurt. "I need justice for him, I don't have parents; he was like a family member to me," Sumiti told ANI.
Recalling the horrific episode, Sumiti, a resident of Mumbai's Antop Hill, told Hindustan Times, that the incident took place on April 9. Sumiti added that a commotion happened right outside her house between her neighbour and his girlfriend on the ill-fated day.
When she stepped out to check what was happening, her neighbour tried to attack Sumiti and his girlfriend with a knife. Although the man's girlfriend managed to escape the scene, the attacker barged into Sumiti's house.
After finding an intruder inside the house and trying to kill his master, Lucky charged at the man. Thereafter, the attacker, identified as Venkatesh, stabbed Lucky to death.
"My dog barked and charged at him. Venkatesh stabbed him," Sumiti said. Lucky sustained severe injuries during the attack and died soon. Based on Sumiti's complaint, police had arrested Venkatesh.
Lucky's owner is totally distraught after his death. The 13-month-old dog was staying with his master since he was a puppy. Sumiti adopted the dog from a neighbourhood street after she lost her mother.
Sumiti was staying alone after her mother's death and Lucky helped her to cope with loss and loneliness. Now, after Lucky's death Sumiti is once again mourning. "I was battling loneliness after my mother's death when Lucky came into our lives... I named him Lucky as he was indeed very lucky for us. I have lost a family member... He was everything to me," she said.