Monday, March 14, 2016

BJP MLA beats up police horse in Dehradun; animal’s leg to be amputated, says doctor

NB: An anti-national horse, maybe? DS

In a shocking incident, BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi was on Monday caught on camera beating up a police horse with a ‘lathi’ during a protest against state government in Dehradun. The horse was deployed at the venue to control the situation. Joshi lost his cool and attacked the horse with a ‘lathi’ and was followed by other protesters present there. The animal suffered serious injury in his leg and was admitted to the Indian Military Academy’s Vetenirary Hospital, Dehradun SSP told news agency ANI. 

“Doctors are saying that the horse’s leg will have to be amputated. Case will be filed against the BJP MLA,” he added. Joshi, however, said that he was not at fault and that the horse was just thirsty. “As soon as the animal was given water, he was fine,” he said. Reacting to the incident, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said, “you are using lathi on a horse? I think the world tolerance in not in the BJP dictionary”.