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Shocking: Locals kill Dolphin in UP’s Pratapgarh; video goes viral

A video of a group of men and boys in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district beating to death a Gangetic river dolphin surfaced on social media on Friday.

Shivani Arora

Shivani AroraBy Shivani Arora

Published on 8 Jan 2021 10:44 AM GMT

Shocking: Locals kill Dolphin in UP’s Pratapgarh; video goes viral
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A video of a group of men and boys in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district beating to death a Gangetic river dolphin surfaced on social media on Friday.

Gangetic dolphin was beaten to death by three men who used axes and sticks to maul the animal in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh last month. Police have now arrested three men who were seen in a video of the incident where they could be seen mercilessly beating the dolphin.

3 Arrested

The three men were booked by the police on December 31 after they were seen in the video in which they hacked the dolphin in the waters till it bled to death.

In a tweet, the police in Pratapgarh said the incident took place on December 31 and three of the attackers are in jail.

In a display of extreme cruelty, the men are seen on the video raining blows on the dolphin as blood gushes from its body. Some men can be seen holding down the dolphin. "Faaltu mein maar rahe ho yaar (you are assaulting it for no reason)," someone is heard saying but the men do not stop.

Take a look at the shocking Video!

https://twitter.com/newstrackmedia/status/1347478753308418049

As the dolphin bleeds, a man can be seeing attacking it with an axe and driving the weapon into its body. Towards the end of the video, the dolphin appears to be nearly lifeless from the vicious attack. As the three men went about beating the dolphin with axes the Ganga water turned red with its blood.

The Gangetic dolphins are one of the rare mammal species that are becoming extinct in India due to rampant hunting incidents.

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Accused claim they mistook the dolphin for a poisonous fish

Apparently, the locals mistook the dolphin for a ‘deadly fish’ and started attacking it. The incident took place on the last day of the calendar year 2020. Soon after the hapless animal was hacked to death, the local police and forest officials had reached the spot and had sent the body for postmortem.

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Shivani Arora

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