Animal welfare activists have taken social media by storm after two dogs and their 14 puppies were buried alive in Rampura, Dhaka on Wednesday.
Bagichartek Welfare Association, a local youth engagement club in Rampura, allegedly committed the brutal act with the help of a local security guard named Siddique.
“The night guard along with his aides buried the dogs alive following the instruction of Bagichartek Welfare Association members,” Rakibul Haq Emil, founder of People for Animal Welfare (PAW), told the Dhaka Tribune.
Siddique and his aides put the puppies into different polythene bags and the two mother dogs into jute sacks before burying them all together, locals said.
Though the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) undertook a pilot programme to provide birth control and anti-rabies vaccination to stray dogs in the area, locals said it was not the first time that dogs had been killed brutally in the area.
Rampura police were informed about the incident after members of PAW and Care for Paws (CFP) went to the spot on Saturday. Later, police dug up the corpses and filed a general diary.
PAW founder Emil, who is also in touch with police regarding the case, said the law enforcement officials have not taken any further action against the perpetrator as a warrant has not been issued.
The Dhaka Tribune could not reach Rampura police station OC Prolay Kumar Saha for a comment, despite several attempts.
Masudur Hasan Howlader of Central Veterinary Hospital said the postmortem examination of the dogs was held on Monday. However, he declined to disclose any further details.