Recently, a few cases of animal cruelty and violence against them have come to light and sparked outrage on social media. In yet another incident, a leopard was killed by a group of people in Guwahati, Assam, and a video of locals parading the carcass was going viral on social media. Swara Bhasker was sickened and horrified by the gruesome killing of the leopard. Athiya Shetty could not believe it either and expressed her disgust on social media.
Before you go ahead, here’s a trigger warning- the video has disturbing content, contains violence and cruelty against animals. Swara Bhasker replied to the video, which shows a few locals carrying the dead leopard by its limbs, raising the carcass, and yelling out in victory. She wrote, “Sickening!!!!!” The graphic visuals and the gruesome act of violence against the leopard also disgusted Athiya Shetty. She replied to Swara’s post and wrote, “this is absolutely disgusting. omg.” A lot of people replied that it was inhumanity at the highest level.
Meanwhile, according to a report in Hindustan Times, five adults and a minor have been arrested in Assam’s Guwahati for killing the leopard. The report also mentions that the FIR filed by the police department stated that the animal was killed by the locals around 9:30 am on Sunday in the Kathabari area, and the leopard’s teeth were removed after killing.
Sickening!!!!! https://t.co/etJC4vNs0H— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 7, 2020
this is absolutely disgusting. omg. https://t.co/Omahos7nNj— Athiya Shetty (@theathiyashetty) June 7, 2020
Dhirendra Kalita, in-charge of Garchuk police station told HT, “We have arrested 5 persons and a minor on charges of killing the leopard. Investigations are underway to arrest others involved in the act.” ALSO READ: Payal Rohtagi SLAMS Swara Bhasker, Asks Why Her Account Isn’t Suspended Yet: ‘Desh Ke Khilaaf Aurato Ko Kuti*a Bulau To Mera Account Block Karte Hai’
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