What’s More Shocking than the Killing of 16 Pups in Kolkata? The Killers Have Supporters

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What’s More Shocking than the Killing of 16 Pups in Kolkata? The Killers Have Supporters

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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wo students in the nursing department at a medical college in Kolkata, killed 16 puppies and laid them all out in a neat row. An adult dog was whimpering in a plastic bag nearby, its eyes had been gouged out. The puppies had been beaten to death. Their heads smashed to a pulp. The massacre was caught on camera by two students from a building nearby, and the video has since then gone viral, sparking outcry and demonstrations.

The two women who were filmed committing the heinous act – they actually chased the pups after injuring them so that they could finish what they had started – have confessed to the crime. The pups were a nuisance, they told the police. Hence the pre-meditated, cold-blooded murder.

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