BJP MLA hits police horse with lathi, breaks leg

Newsroom24x7 Desk

DehradunDehradun: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Ganesh Joshi along with a few others today brutally attacked a police horse with lathi (baton), leaving the animal with multiple fractures in one leg.

The BJP had organised a protest demonstration here  against the Harish Rawat led government in Uttarakhand. There was heavy deployment of police. Mounted police was also there on horseback to control the mob of protesters who were trying to march towards the Assembly building.

It was at this juncture that the BJP MLA and a few others charged at the horse and started hitting the animal with a lathi. Crippled by the blows, the horse buckled and then fell down.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sadanand Date has told the media that the horse- Shaktiman, – has suffered multiple fractures on one leg. We will register a case against those identified in the video footage, he said.

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