These latest killings have brought the total toll to 13 in a week. One puppy is in a critical condition. Last week, two more incidents were reported from the same society and Kargil Apartments in Sector 18.
Four more puppies were poisoned today at Akshardham Apartments in Sector 19, Dwarka. While three died, one is in critical condition. These latest killings have brought the toll to 13 in a week.
Residents also shared photographs of the dead puppies with City Spidey.
Deeppak Verma, an animal-welfare activist, said, “I will file an FIR. This is turning into a serious problem. We’ll need to keep a vigil. Everybody who works in the society — sweepers, mali — will have to be immediately interrogated. Dwarka police should take this matter up urgently. Would appreciate it if the DCP personally takes it up.”
Last week, two more incidents were reported from Kargil Apartments in Sector 18, where seven puppies were stabbed to death, and Akshardham Apartments, where three puppies were poisoned.
Hema Meel, a dog lover, and a resident of Kargil Apartments in Sector 18, has been continually raising her voice against such mindless violence inflicted on strays.
She said, “This must be stopped urgently, as the situation is going out of control.”
These back-to-back episodes of killings have raised several questions on the efficacy of the administration. Residents feel the perpetrators no longer fear consequences because nothing concrete has been done so far.
Madhu Dagar, a social activist from Sector 18, retaliated, “How ineffective can the police be! Despite a previous FIR for poisoning of three strays at Akshardham Apartments, again four puppies have been killed. I mean, seriously, this can’t go on!”
When City Spidey confronted Mayor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Narender Chawala, he said, “I will look into it immediately.”
Former member of Animal Welfare Board of India, Sonia Ghosh, admitted, “This is ineffective policing, as they couldn't do anything to stop a repeat.”