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Social media angry after dog buried alive in Agra

Social activists and dog lovers vented their anger on social media over the insensitivity of construction workers after a video purportedly showed they buried a dog alive under bitumen while laying a road in the Taj city Agra.

The barrage of angry comments prompted Agra’s Sadar police department to register an FIR against unknown persons.

The SHO said they were trying to identify the accused.

Now dogs being used as material to make road in Agra by RP Infrastructure . Inhumane !!! @agrapolice @CMOfficeUP

— Anil Tiwari (@Interceptors)

June 12, 2018

Road construction company RP Infraventure Pvt. Ltd. constructed part of Fatehpur road over a dead dog in Agra. The dog’s body was removed after police complaint was filed,PWD has also sent a notice to the company


June 13, 2018

“A fresh layer of coal tar was being laid on the road from Phool Sayyed crossing towards the Circuit House and the Taj Mahal. A dog was sleeping on one side of the road. Instead of chasing the animal or removing it physically, burning coal tar was poured over it. Later, a road roller crushed the animal. The body has now disappeared,” social activist Naresh Paras told PTI.

Paras said a case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act was filed with the police.

Area residents demonstrated outside the Sadar police station in Agra to demand action against the “dog killers.”

The photographs of the half-buried dog were shared on Facebook early on Wednesday. A number of people reacted angrily and sought action against the people responsible for the incident.

Anand Rai, a social activist, said: “Height of cruelty.”

Anuradha Sharma, a Facebook user, was “speechless”.

Saloni Rana lamented “what else these insensitive people can do. Should be criticised and punished… where’s the world going!!”

Senior journalist Sunayan Chaturvedi said “(it was) an act that shames humanity.”

The project’s contractor in-charge said an inquiry was underway and “those found guilty would be shunted out as punishment.”

Here’s how people reacted to the barbarity on Twitter

They poured ‘Hot Damar’ over a sleeping dog in Agra; and that poor died not able to bear the pain. Animal love is also a facade of Ajay Bisht.

Yogi ji we can see that you didn’t give up the ‘Maya(माया)’ but definitely the ‘Moh(मोह)’ of the living! @PetaIndia

— PrashantPratap Singh (@iPrashantSingh)

June 13, 2018

Shameful and Inhumane conduct of Road construction company in Agra …Bitumen paved on dead dog body …@[email protected] @PetaIndia plz take action

— Avtar Singh Badesha (@avtar_badesha)

June 13, 2018

This is pathetic example of civic bodies and construction companies working style in #UttarPradesh | A road was built over a dog’s body near #TajMahal in #Agra. Looks like they have no eyes but ears. Police has filed a case against construction company

— Gaurav Agrawal (@GauravAgrawaal)

June 13, 2018

Action must be taken against those involved in pouring road construction material on a dog in Agra. @myogiadityanath

— @पत्रकार पुरुषार्थ (@PurusharthZee)

June 12, 2018

Shameful act in Agra. Picture reveals, negligence of those who did this. Must be punished for killing innocent dog

— Yogesh Dubey (@yogesh_agra)

June 12, 2018

Source: HindustanTimes