Madras High Court on Thursday fined the two medical students who in 2016 had thrown a five-year-old stray dog off the terrace of their home in Kundrathur. Both the accused are now practicing doctors.
The court has asked the two boys to pay the compensation amount in the form of a donation to the Blue Cross of India.
In 2016, Ashish Paul and S Gautam, two final year medical students of Madha Medical College threw a three-year-old female stray dog off the terrace. Animal welfare bodies rescued the dog who suffered multiple fractures.
A video of the brutal act went viral on social media. Animal welfare activist Shravan Krishnan shared the video. He received a tip-off and the duo was arrested. However, both the accused were granted bail by a court in Sriperumbudur.
“I had filed a bail quash case in the high court with the help of my lawyer S V Pravin Rathinam asking that the bail be cancelled and that psychiatric evaluation be done for the students. It came up for final hearing on Thursday,” said animal welfare activist Antony Rubin.
He further added, “The judge Justice P N Prakash asked about the dog’s welfare and took note that she is in good health. He then asked the accused to donate Rs 25,000 to BCI for animal welfare and submit the receipt in court within four weeks.” The trial against the two accused is still going on in the Sriperumbudur Magistrate Court.