It wouldn’t be entirely wrong to say that humanity is visibly dying a speedy death! In what appears to be an appalling attempt to become a trend on the social media, a group of young boys in Hyderabad set three little puppies on fire, shot a video and uploaded it on the internet. Also Read - No, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram will not stop working in India (Not right now)Also Read - Pakistan blocks Facebook, Twitter and other social media apps until 3 pm
The incident took place on July 16 at a graveyard in Musheerabad, Hyderabad. The young men, one of whom was shooting the video, made a disgusting and heartless attempt to gain some social media attention. In the video, the youngsters are seen tying the three puppies together with a little rope and then dragging them to a distance, while you can hear the little ones crying and howling in the background.
They then used gunny sacks and dry sticks to make a fire and put the three puppies in it. It is a gruesome sight seeing the puppies trying to crawl out of the fire while these people in the video are enjoying the scene. While the men can be seen doing this horrific deed, you can clearly hear the man shooting the video, instigating and encouraging the two to harm the puppies.
It was on Tuesday that this particular video went viral on the social media when this horrendous event was highlighted by several social media activists. Consequently, a complaint was filed against the youngsters with the Musheerabad Police.
Sub-inspector B Bhaskar Raoul, told TOI that a case has been registered against the youngsters under IPC section 429, which is the mischief of killing or maiming cattle or the like, and a section of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Musheerabad police arrested five boys who were involved in the incident. According to a recent report by Indian Express, the group of youngsters have been sent for counselling.
This incident comes right after a man in Chennai dropped a little puppy off a building roof and put up the recorded video of the incident on social media. Such repeated occurrences paint a very dark picture of the social media. It reflects a disturbing psyche of the online population to do absolutely anything to grab attention in the world of internet.