A video of a dog being tied to a scooty with a rope and dragged on the road in Punjab's Patiala city, is trending online.

The shocking incident was captured on CCTV camera. In the video, two women are seen dragging the dog in the New Century enclave. Police said that when a few kids tried to stop the accused, they left the injured dog and fled, reported India Today.

The two women, identified as Chanchal and Sonia, were arrested by the police on Tuesday. The women are residents of the Adarsh Nagar area near Ablowal village in Patiala. They were immediately released on bail, reported The Tribune.

Gurpreet Bhinder, SHO, Civil Lines, said they had impounded the vehicle used by the accused. “The two women, who are known to each other, revealed that the dog had turned violent. They claimed that it had attacked a kid at their house,” the SHO said.

Asked about a report of the accused changing the color of the scooty to evade identification, Bhinder said, “We have impounded the vehicle. I don’t see any change in the scooter. However, we will again verify.”

Meanwhile, Sushma Singh Rathore, founder, Chopaya Jeev Rakha Foundation, said, “Our volunteers traced the suspects and called the police. We will ensure that the suspects get stringent punishment.”

The police said that during interrogation, the women shared that the dog was a pet and they were taking the animal near Bhakra canal to unleash it there.

Rishabh Sharma, an advocate, has offered free legal aid to the NGO, which helped in apprehending the accused.

Following the horrific incident, the dog suffered major injuries and died on June 24.

The women have been slammed on Twitter for their cruel act. One tweeted, "We need strict laws and immediate punishments for animal cruelties in India." Another wrote, "They need to be treated the same way just to give a taste of their own medicine, their behavior reflects their outlook towards life in general and their upbringing."

Another Twitter user agreed and said, "Those two ladies should also be punished in the same way they treated the dog. Then they will realise the pain that dog had suffered." One suggested strict action should be taken against the accused. "Such a cruel and disturbing act. This is the sign of humans losing humanity. Strict action and heavy penalty must be imposed on them @PunjabPoliceInd."

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