The two Chennai medical students who threw a dog from the rooftop in a viral video were arrested by the local police, but soon released on bail. The men accused were charged them Rs 50 each under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and granted them bail. Animals Act provides for a maximum fine of Rs 50 to first-time offenders. A defendant may be ordered to pay up to Rs 100 or sent to jail for three months or both if convicted again under the same law.
Gautam Sudarshan and Ashish Paul, who shot the video, were final year students at a medical college in the southern city of Chennai. Then both medical students Gautam Sudarshan and Asish Paul who were later suspended from their college on July 6.
Chairman of the Madha Medical College Dr S Peter remarked, “We never imagined that they will be released so soon.” He said the two students had been suspended and a three-member college committee had been appointed within the college to investigate their case.
The animal rights activist involved in the investigation, Shravan Krishnan, Share the picture on Facebook.
The doctors said the dog is out of danger now and the dog got two fractures. One fracture is on the hind leg and the other is on the spine.