A case has been filed against two veterinarians for allegedly causing the death of a pet dog at Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao’s official residence.
The case has been registered against the duo under IPC section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) and relevant sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act on September 12 based on a complaint filed by a dog handler working at Pragathi Bhavan, official residence of the chief minister.
The complainant alleged negligence on part of the veterinarians in providing treatment to the 11-month-old ailing dog. The dog died on September 11, police said on Sunday.
Congress spokesperson Dasoju Sravan said no action was taken when six children died of dengue on a single day at a state-run hospital.
BJP Telangana state chief spokesperson K. Krishna Saagar Rao dubbed the action against the veterinarians an “irony of sorts”.