The accused Ram Andre was working at the bungalow of actor Ayesha Jhulka in Lonavla. (Representative image)  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- Sub-inspector Baliram Sanle said the autopsy report has confirmed that the dog died due to suffocation.
- The accused Ram Andre was working at the bungalow of actor Ayesha Jhulka in Lonavla.
Mumbai: Police have arrested the caretake of a Bollywood actor’s bungalow for allegedly killing a pet dog. The accused has been identified as 48-year-old Ram Andre.
He was working at the bungalow of actor Ayesha Jhulka in Lonavla. Police arrested Andre on Friday on suspicion of killing one of the two pet dogs.
According to a report in Times of India, Andre was arrested after the statements of staff from the neighbouring bungalows and other items recovered from Ayesha’s bungalow.
Sub-inspector Baliram Sanle said the autopsy report has confirmed that the dog died due to suffocation.
According to the police, the accused staffer told Ayesha’s husband that the pet died after drowning in the water tank in the bungalow.
Several incidents of brutalities against the pet and stray animals have been reported recently from various parts of the country.
In a similar incident reported from Gujarat on September 24, a man who claimed himself to be a government official, allegedly tied up a stray dog to his four-wheeler and mercilessly thrashed it. The incident took place at Sevasi in Vadodara district.
The animal was taken to a veterinary clinic where its condition was said to be ‘critical’. The accused, identified as Balwant Gohil of Sevasi, has allegedly killed around four stray dogs in the past, local residents claimed. They were scared to report the cruelty to the police as Balwant had threatened them saying that he is a government official.
However, this time, the locals kept their fears aside and decided to take action against him.
In another incident reported from Punjab in August this year, a dog breeder cum seller ran over a dog with his car in Kapurthala district. The accused was been identified as Gurinder Singh, a resident of village Dandupur in the district.