Man in trouble for Pet-Dog bit woman

NEW DELHI: A man has landed in legal trouble after his pet dog allegedly bit a woman. A trial court has rejected the petition of the man challenging commencement of trial against him for alleged negligence in handling his dog .

Additional sessions Judge Virender Kumar Goyal dismissed the revision petition filed by the Rohini-resident who had challenged the trial court’s order which had framed charges against him for his negligent conduct and causing hurt by dangerous means under the IPC.

The sessions court said there was no “illegality” in the trial court’s order and as per the material placed on record, “prima facie” offences under the provisions of the IPC are made out against the man.

The judge upheld framing of charges against him, saying “revision petition is meritless and the same is dismissed and that nothing could be brought to its notice to set aside the order of the trial court.”

According to the police, a case was lodged against the man in 2011 on a complaint of Shalini who had alleged that when she reached in the lane where the man was residing, his dog was roaming near the owner’s house. The man challenged the magisterial court’s order saying that there was not even an iota of evidence and that the order had been passed in mechanical manner without appreciating the material brought on record.

The woman said she had asked the man to handle the canine when it started barking. Though the man assured her that his dog would not bite her, the animal bit her when she moved ahead. The court noted that according to the medical record of the woman, she had sustained serious injuries.

“Offence under Section 289 of IPC, deals with negligent conduct with respect to animal, which is evident from the statement of Shalini as despite asking, the accused did not catch hold of his pet dog, while she was passing from there. So, there is no illegality or impropriety in the order of the trial court for framing charge under Section 289 IPC against the accused,” the judge said.

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