Delhi Man Thrashed, Bitten By Dog For Asking Owner To Keep Pet On Leash

New Delhi: An auto-rickshaw driver in Delhi was allegedly assaulted by a man and bitten by his dog after requesting the owner to leash the pet, according to police reports filed on February 15.

The incident occurred in south Delhi’s Aya Nagar when the victim, identified as Bhrim Singh (30), was travelling to work. “I left home around 12:30 PM, and my neighbour, Jiwan Jyoti, was outside with his dog,” Singh’s First Information Report (FIR) stated, which was registered at Fatehpur Beri police station. “Since the dog was barking at me, I politely requested the owner to leash it.”

Jyoti allegedly became enraged by the request and physically attacked Singh. The dog also joined the assault, biting Singh multiple times on his leg, face, and hand. Singh reported the incident to the police on February 16.

“An FIR has been registered under sections 289 (negligent conduct with respect to animal), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code,” a senior police officer said. “The dog owner will be questioned as part of the investigation.”

This incident comes amidst a string of dog attacks reported in Delhi since the beginning of the year.

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