Security guard remanded for killing dog

21 January 2020 10:38 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A security guard working at a poultry farm was arrested on charges of killing a dog with an air rifle at Hengamuwa in Kobeigane, Police said.

The arrest was made on Sunday after the Police were tipped off after a video showing a man shooting the dog went viral.

The air rifle, which the Police believed to be the one used to kill the dog, was taken into custody

The security guard was produced in the Nikaweratiya Magistrate's Court today and remanded till February 3.

Wide publicity was given to the act of shooting down the dog in social media drawing the attention of the authorities including the Kobeigane Police.

Residents living in the vicinity said dogs frequenting the area in search of offal which the owner disposed of near the farm were clubbed to death by an employee who was allegedly paid Rs.500 for every dog killed by him.

They said several pet dogs were slaughtered in this manner, but the dog owners were wary of complaining against the farm owner who was closely connected to a prominent politician in the area. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 5

  • Andrew Silva Tuesday, 21 January 2020 01:03 PM

    Kill a dog now you are arrested but when people were killed brutally during 2005 to 2015 no arrests, how the tide of the spinning wheel.

    DHA Tuesday, 21 January 2020 02:14 PM

    Pls give him the same treatment !

    Sokrates Tuesday, 21 January 2020 02:18 PM

    He should be punished by the new law and not by the old colonial law.

    TripleX Tuesday, 21 January 2020 06:48 PM

    Man killing is old story - forget them. Dog killing is new story - take action.

    Devaka Attygalle Wednesday, 22 January 2020 08:29 AM

    I will personally reward anyone who shoots this disgraceful vermin who doesn't deserve to live.


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