Karnataka Police have registered an FIR against two persons on charges of brutally killing a dog in Udupi district, the police said on Saturday.
The police said that the incident took place on the premises of Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology & Management in Bantakal, near Udupi.
The accused have been identified as warden Nagaraj and Rajesh. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the accused allegedly committed the brutal act after they found a student playing with the dog on the college premises.
The head of Madhvaraj Animal Care Trust, Babita Madhavraj, said that Nagaraj and Rajesh put the dog in a gunny bag and then beat it to death. Later, they took the dead dog in a college vehicle and dumped it elsewhere.
She urged that justice should be done to the dog by initiating action against the culprits.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media, prompting animal lovers to sharply condemn the incident.
Manjula Karkera, an animal lover, lodged a police complaint at the Shirva police station in this regard.
The police have registered a case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.