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Case against Chennai hospital employees for animal abuse

The employees of Chennai’s Hindu Mission Hospital are seen on camera pressing a bucket on a cat’s stomach as it wreathes in pain. 

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Screengrab from video of hospital employees abusing a cat at a Chennai hospital

By Pramod Madhav: A case has been filed against the management of a Chennai hospital after disturbing visuals of the staff assaulting a cat were shared multiple times on social media platforms. In the video, the employees of Chennai’s Hindu Mission Hospital are seen pressing a bucket on a cat’s stomach as it wreathes in pain.

As the animal tries to escape, the bucket is pressed on it more forcefully as one of the employees comes in with a sack and puts the cat in it.

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Complainant Neil Roberts went to the police with the viral video, following which the Tambaram Police in Chennai registered a case against the management of Hindu Mission Hospital in the city under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

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In his FIR, Neil Roberts stated that the Hindu Mission Hospital Management had mercilessly ordered to catch and dispose of all the stray cats in the area and also accused the hospital of attempting to kill the animals.

The police have begun an investigation into the matter.

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