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Bengaluru: Ammu, mother of 8 puppies that were murdered, dies from trauma


Bengaluru, July 10: After going through a long mental trauma, Ammu, a two and half year old female dog, whose eight puppies were mercilessly killed in front of her eyes breathed her last on Saturday,(July 9).

Her new-born eight puppies were brutally killed by a woman named Ponnamma, the wife of an ex-honorary flight lieutenant, in Krishnanagar near Peenya in March this year, in order to "teach lesson" to Ammu.


After watching her puppies' death, devastated Ammu passed away following canine distemper (a contagious and serious viral illness with no known cure) caused by mental trauma.

According to reports, residents of Krishnanagar complained that Ammu was in depression and refused to eat and was often found near the place were their eight puppies were buried. [Bengaluru shocker: Woman brutally kills 8 new-born puppies]

Nishant and his family members in neigbourhood was taking care of Ammu. However, on July 6th, Ammu's health deteriorated and they rushed her to Veterinary hospital at Queen's road which was run by an NGO.

After killing Ammu's puppies, the accused woman, Ponnamma was arrested under Section 429 of the IPC but later she was released on bail. K B Harish of CUPA, the NGO which took up the case, said that the police have still not filed any chargesheet against her.

Talking about this inhumane act, PETA spokesperson said: "One way of reducing animal cruelty is to increase the penal provision in The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. It is a toothless law. Anyone committing a crime can get away by paying a maximum fine of just ₹ 50."

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