UP: Gangetic Dolphin Beaten To Death In Pratapgarh; Three Arrested After Video Goes Viral

Days after a Gangetic dolphin was beaten to death by a group of men in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district, three people were arrested after the video went viral on social media.

The police in Pratapgarh said that three men have been arrested in connection with the incident that took place on December 31, NDTV reported on Friday.

In the video, the group of men are seen hitting the dolphin with axes and sticks as the mammal bled to death.

Commenting on the issue, the National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India tweeted: ”This horrific incident of attack on Gangetic dolphin is distressing to people throughout the country”. 

The FIR added that the killing of a Gangetic River Dolphin is a punishable offence under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, according to The Hindu. The motive behind the crime is still not known.

(With Agency Inputs)

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