Three stray dogs were shot dead by unidentified persons near a farmhouse in Gudimalkapur area here, police said today. Locals who heard the shots and noticed the dogs dead informed the matter to police, they said.
Following a complaint lodged by a resident of the area, a case under section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle etc) of IPC has been registered against unknown persons,Tappachabutra Police Station Inspector B Ravinder said.
“We are inquiring into the matter...it is suspected that the bullets were fired from the farm house,” Ravinder told PTI, adding that bullets were shot from an air-gun.
An autopsy was conducted on the stray dogs.
Last month, eight boys (in the age group of 10-17) were apprehended for allegedly burning alive three puppies at a graveyard in Musheerabad area of the city.