Two road canine within the south Indian metropolis of Chennai (Madras) have turn out to be the unlikely heroes of a stabbing incident after serving to apprehend the perpetrator.
The 2 chased down and bit a person accused of stabbing one in every of his former colleagues on the roadside in what police describe as a “revenge assault”.
Locals have been then in a position to catch the person, recognized as R Raghunath.
The sufferer is at the moment receiving therapy for belly accidents.
Police say Mr Raghunath attacked the girl as a result of he had misplaced his job after she accused him of sexual harassment.
“Once they bit him, he couldn’t run as a result of his focus was on the canine. That’s after I and different members of the general public received maintain of him till the police got here and took him away,” S Raman, a rickshaw driver who takes care of the canine, informed BBC Hindi’s Imran Qureshi.
Mr Raman stated that the canine, each of whom are named “pet”, chased the person after the sufferer, who was stabbed within the abdomen, began screaming.
Natasha Chandy, a Bangalore-based Canine Counsellor, informed BBC Hindi that the canine’ behaviour was not shocking.
“Canines on the streets are extremely instinctive. They’ll sense stress and skim physique language very nicely. On this case, the canine could have sensed one thing flawed, particularly if the woman screamed when she was stabbed,” she stated.
She added that it was additionally common for canine to go to the rescue of those that are damage. However, she stated that it was additionally extremely possible that the animals’ “chase intuition” kicked in as a result of the person ran away.