In a heart-wrenching incident, a 65-year-old man brutally trashed two puppies with a stick and later burnt them alive.
The incident took place on Thursday afternoon at Utthan Nagar near the Gorewada area.
The video of the incident went viral on social media, Mankapur police booked the man, identified as Uttam Kumar Das (65), a resident of Nikesh Society, Hanuman Mandir, near Sabina Colony, Utthan Nagar.
The accused is a retired Naib Tehsildar, a report claimed.
According to the complaint lodged by an animal activist, Roshni Nandkishor Gawande, the puppies were barely three months old and were of no threat.
According to reports, Uttam Kumar Das started beating the pups with a heavy wooden stick and later, burnt them alive behind his house.