New Delhi: The two Chennai medical students who threw a dog from the rooftop of a three-storey building in Chennai last month, have been asked to pay Rs 2 lakh each as compensation. This comes after the Madras High Court directed Dr MGR Medical University to decide on the amount to be paid by each student.

The disciplinary committee formed by Dr MGR Medical University on Tuesday directed the accused Gautam Sudarshan and Ashish Pal to pay Rs 2 lakh each the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).

Cheering the ruling, Shravan Krishnan, an animal activist said that this will set an example for other people.

“This is definitely a step forward in the right direction by the university, setting an example for other universities as well,” wrote animal activist Shravan Krishnan on Facebook, cheering the ruling.

Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the maximum fine is Rs 50. But the university authorities thought it wasn’t enough to teach the students a lesson.

The video showing Gautam Sudarshan flinging the dog from the rooftop had gone viral on social media. The activists had called it a horrific incident of animal cruelty.


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