Tamil Nadu woman sets herself on fire after husband abandons pet dog

0Shares

Paramathivellur:  A young woman on Thursday set herself ablaze allegedly upset over her husband abandoning her pet canine and its newborn puppy in a desolate area, police said.

Shanthi suffered about 85 per cent burns and is battling for life at a local hospital here in Namakkal District, they said.

Deeply attached to her pet dog, she could not bear the trauma of being separated from it, police said.

The incident bringing to fore Shanthi’s passion for dog came close on the heels of two medical students arrested for throwing a dog from the terrace of a building in Chennai.

The video of the act had gone viral, triggering condemnation from animal lovers and welfare activists.

“A dog lovingly reared by the woman was taken away and it was left in a desolate place by her husband,” Paramathivellur Police Inspector Kumar said.

He said she set herself on fire as she could not bear the trauma of getting separated from her pet animal.

“The husband considered it as a nuisance when the dog gave birth to a puppy and he abandoned the mother and its new born in a desolate area,” the police official said.

The woman is a mother of two children, he said, adding “no case has so far been registered we are inquiring”.

 

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS