‘Shaktimaan’ who was critically maimed by BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi during a BJP protest passed away on Wednesday. The police horse was deemed to succumb to his injuries after his amputated leg developed infection. The 14-year-old police horse was injured during a protest led by BJP workers in which it was allegedly thrashed by Mussoorie MLA, Ganesh Joshi. Despite being a police horse, the attack on Shaktimaan raked up the emotions of animal lovers across the nation. As per the video footages available, Shaktimaan was attacked with a baton by BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi. Shaktimaan was attacked on the lower part of his leg. The physical assault was strong enough to cause a major fracture. The horse was left with a broken leg which later had to amputated. The 13-year-old was given a prosthetic leg and was confined to the police lines. It was a well trained horse and part of Uttarakhand Mounted Police for years.

His injured pictures had not only drew the attention of the nation but also gathered symapthies from across the world. As soon as the heartbreaking news of Shaktrimaan spread, Twitteratti condoled its demise. Here are some tweets:

RIP SHAKTIMAAN!

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