In a bizarre incident, a 17-year-old girl from Shipra Krishna Vista in Indirapuram was derided by other residents for feeding stray dogs.
On February 26, Vivek Mishra, the teenager's father, alleged Rajat Agarwal, a fellow resident, shot a video of her feeding the dogs and posted it on the society's WhatsApp group. Soon, several other residents joined in and started trolling her, as they felt feeding the dogs encouraged them to bite.
"This is not the first time he has done this," said Mishra. "He had taken a picture of my daughter feeding the dogs and had posted it on the society's WhatsApp group. My wife confronted him for doing so and they got into an altercation. That time we let it go, but this time he went too far. We had to call the cops on him. What my daughter is doing is an act of kindness, not a crime. Instead of being appreciated, she is being mocked and ridiculed. It's shameful."
When City Spidey discussed the matter with Rajat Agarwal, he denied the allegations and said he had no clue about the incident.
AOA members, however, said Mishra's version was true and the matter was only resolved after Agarwal submitted a written apology in the presence of the police. "The issue also drew sharp criticism from other residents of the society," said Deepak Sethi, general secretary of the society's AOA.