In a startling incident, a two-month-old Labrador puppy was abducted by two goons in Bengaluru, while it was being walked by its owner.
According to a report in the Bangalore Mirror, the puppy belonged to one Sumiran Rai, a dental science student.
Rai was out for a walk with his beloved dog, named Maya, when he was threatened by two unknown persons with a knife who then took off with the puppy.
The worst part for Rai, however, is that the local police are refusing to take him seriously and file a complaint.
Rai had purchased the white female Labrador Retriever dog for ₹12,000.
Of late, more and more incidents of people stealing dogs have been coming to light. Rare or expensive purebred dogs are especially lucrative for thieves.
Some months ago, a one-year-old Siberian Husky was 'kidnapped' in Delhi. But following a furore by local residents, as well as police action, it was returned, tied to a pole in the public park from where it had been stolen.
The Siberian Husky, a rare breed that can cost over ₹1 lakh, bore signs of torture.
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