The Kondhwa police have registered a case against an unknown driver of an SUV who ran over a dog and caused its death in Salunke Vihar, officials said on Sunday.
According to police officials, the incident occurred on September 19 at 8:36 pm near Salunke Vihar Society.
The driver did not stop at the scene after the crash, authorities said.
Santosh Sonawane, senior police inspector of Kondhwa police station, said a case has been registered against the driver following a complaint by Shashi Narayan Bhushan, 42.
According to a police complaint, an unknown driver of an SUV allegedly crushed Pinky, a nine-year-old dog, in which she died due to internal injuries.
Bhushan said, “Pinky was not a stray dog, he was our community’s dog. Immediately after the accident, we rushed her to the hospital, where she was struggling for almost six or seven hours. She subsequently died due to internal injuries.”
While explaining the delay in registering the case, Sonawane said, “We have collected CCTV footage in the locality and after detailed technical analysis we have registered a case against the unknown driver.”
According to Sonawane, they have identified the car and will soon call the driver for further investigation.
A case under sections 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (injury by killing or maiming animals), sections 119 of the Maharashtra Police Adhiniyam, section 184 of the Motor Vehicles Act along with sections 1 (A) and (i) Prevention of Cruelty. Animals have been searched and the driver is being searched.